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Posted on: October 14, 2020

Get trained as a tax preparation volunteer & provide free tax help

vita tax volunteer

Volunteers are needed to provide free tax return preparation for low-to-moderate income individuals and families through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. No prior tax preparation is needed; training will be provided.  

There are a variety of volunteer opportunities within the VITA program: 

  • Tax Preparer – Prepares basic 1040 tax returns and related schedules. Individual will also be able to answer tax law questions.
  • Greeter/Screener – Greets taxpayers to create a welcoming atmosphere and performs the screening process of all taxpayers prior to moving them to the Tax Preparer.
  • Interpreter – Provide bilingual assistance for Spanish speaking clients seeking tax preparation services.

Virtual VITA information sessions are available for those interested in learning more. 

Here are the remaining 2020 dates:
Thursday, Oct. 15: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 17: 10 - 11 a.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 20:  5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 22: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 24: 10 - 11 a.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 27:  5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Register online at

The VITA program is run by A New Leaf. Details are available at

For more information, please contact Puja Sachan at 623.847.4188 x4516 or

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