IRS Tax Volunteers
Learn to Prepare Taxes and Make a Difference at the same time. How can you make a difference? Simple. Help your community in preparing taxes free of charge by becoming a volunteer with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) or Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Programs.
You will receive training to provide free tax help for low-to-moderate income families who need assistance preparing their tax returns. Over 90,000 people said yes to making a difference during the 2015 filing season and prepared over 3.7 million returns at thousands of tax sites nationwide.
How does this program work? As a committed Tax Volunteer you’ll be assigned to work with a sponsoring organization, first to receive training and then to begin volunteering at a location in your community. Training is offered both online and in the classroom. Tax sites are generally open nights and weekends and the hours are flexible. You will be sure to find a volunteer site close to you.
Interested? For more details, submit your contact information using the VITA/TCE Volunteer Sign Up. Your information will be forwarded to the sponsoring organizations in your area for further contact.
Submit your inquiry now and become a VITA or TCE tax volunteer! It’s a rewarding way to give back to your community.
What do Volunteers do?
Why do people volunteer?
- What is VITA and TCE?
- People helping people
- Become a Tax Volunteer and Make a Difference in Your Community
- Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Recruitment Video
- VITA Training Resources
- VITA Site Coordinator Corner
- FY16 Fact Sheet for Practice Lab
- FY16 Fact Sheet for LLT Online Courses and Certification Tests
- FY16 Getting Started Job Aid
Obtaining Printed Products: Limited printed products are available only to volunteers in the VITA and TCE programs. The assigned partner training or site coordinator will provide all printed products needed for volunteer training. The public can download electronic versions of these products. The IRS provides access to the electronic version of the products on the IRS.gov Forms and Publications web page.
- Contact the Tax Volunteer Program
- Volunteer Today - VITA/TCE Volunteer Sign Up
- Find Free local Tax Return Preparation