The tax season has now ended. Thank you to all of the volunteers who participated in this year's tax season!
VITA connects low-to-moderate income residents in the Suncoast Region with trained volunteer tax preparers who file their tax returns for free. This is a great opportunity for you, your friends, family, or co-workers to help Suncoast households receive quality tax preparation services.
There are a variety of volunteer roles for this program and not all require tax knowledge:
- Tax Preparers - accurately prepare and e-file tax returns for over 19,000 working families.
- Greeters - do not need tax knowledge! They welcome taxpayers, verify that they have all required documents and information, and ensure that they fill out the necessary intake forms.
- Interpreters - can assist at various levels: prepare taxes, greet taxpayers or interpret only. Bilingual volunteers are needed at all sites.
Volunteers will receive between four and thirty hours of training (depending on the volunteer position selected) and will volunteer at one of the free tax locations (in-person or virtual) during the tax filing season.
Training for the next tax season will begin in the late fall. For questions on volunteering, email VolunteerVITA@UWSuncoast.org.