Volunteer in Your Community


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Learn to prepare taxes and make a difference at the same time

How can you make a difference? Simple, you can help in your community to prepare taxes free of charge. Become a volunteer with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) or Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Programs and you will receive training to provide free tax help for low-to-moderate income families who need assistance preparing their tax returns. More than 90,000 people said yes to making a difference during the 2015 filing season and prepared more than 3.7 million returns at thousands of tax sites nationwide.

How does this program work? If you say yes, 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. VITA and TCE sites are generally open nights and weekends and the hours are flexible. We are sure there is 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 partners in your area for further contact.

Submit your inquiry now to become a VITA or TCE volunteer! It’s a rewarding way to give back to your community.

Additional information you may be interested in knowing

People helping people

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, free tax help for low-to-moderate income people.

Free tax return preparation for you by volunteers

The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Programs offer free tax help for taxpayers who qualify.

Become an IRS Partner to help in your community

Read how the program works and how your organization can become involved with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program.

Partner and Volunteer Resource Center

Are you currently a VITA/TCE partner or volunteer? Go here to get the latest information for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.

Tax Counseling for the Elderly Program

As a partner, learn more about how you can offer free tax help to individuals age 60 or older.