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VITA volunteers needed in Mesa by azhttp
October 15, 2007, 7:46 pm
Filed under: City of Mesa, Community, Mesa, Tax, Taxes, Volunteering, Volunteers | Tags: , , , ,

Volunteer tax preparers are needed in Mesa for the Volunteer Income Tax

Assistance Program (VITA), which offers free tax help to hard working

community members who cannot prepare their own tax returns. During the last

tax season, the VITA program returned almost $1 million in federal tax

refunds directly to 934 households in Mesa.

New volunteer tax preparers are required to commit to a minimum of 2 to 4

hours per week. They will prepare the basic 1040 tax returns and related

schedules and know the eligibility rules for claiming the Earned Income Tax

Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC). New volunteer preparers must

attend training in January.

There is also a need for other volunteers with the VITA program, includin= g

greeters, screeners and translators. All volunteers must attend an

orientation session.

VITA tax sites will be open in February, March and April on weekdays and

weekends throughout Mesa. They are generally located at community and

neighborhood centers, libraries, schools, shopping malls and other

convenient locations. All locations also offer free electronic filing.

For more information, contact Mesa Neighborhood Services Volunteer

Coordinator Katie Brown at 480-644-3705 or

www.cityofmesa.org/volunteer/neighsvc