Tax volunteers are needed to work at the help sites in Chattanooga. If you are interested, you will be trained with Internal Revenue Service tax materials to help elderly and low- to middle-income people with their individual income tax returns. Nearly 92,000 people said yes this year to helping out during the tax filing season. They prepared more than 3.3 million returns at thousands of free tax sites nationwide.
Volunteers participate in training sessions — in class, online, and through self-study — then are tested on what they learned. Once certified, volunteers are assigned to work with more experienced volunteers. Volunteers are trained to use a computer to prepare simple to moderate income tax returns - a skill that can help them with doing their own taxes. In return, volunteers are asked to spend at least 4 hours a week helping at a site from mid January through April 15.
Volunteers need not have any accounting experience. All that is required is a desire to help others who cannot prepare their basic returns or afford to pay a tax preparer. Training begins in November.
For more information or to volunteer, contact Val Palmer at 756-1762 at the Urban League or email her at email@example.com.