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Phoenix seeking volunteers for income tax assistance program

Oct 29, 2022, 4:00 PM
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PHOENIX — The city of Phoenix is looking for volunteers to help low and limited income people file their tax returns.

The city’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program has helped Phoenix residents obtain more than $100 million over the last 18 years.

All sorts of volunteers are needed including scanners to determine who is eligible for the service and greeters to help schedule appointments, not to mention tax preparers who are certified by the IRS.

“There are many personal and professional benefits to becoming a VITA volunteer,” VITA Program Coordinator Julie Bordelon said.

“Our team members give back to the community, interact with people, make friends, and network. You’ll learn new skills that can help build your resume to get a job or grow your career. Plus, you’ll save money. If you become IRS certified, you’ll never have to pay someone else to do your taxes for you.”

The VITA program has specifically asked for bilingual volunteers who can provide assistance as interpreters.

Volunteers are asked to commit to four hours per week from January to April when tax season ends.

Training to become IRS certified can take as little as 24 hours and other volunteers can complete training with as little as eight hours.

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Phoenix seeking volunteers for income tax assistance program