United Way Seeking Volunteer Tax Preparers
With eyes on the 2021 tax season, United Way of Erie County is looking to get community members IRS-certified
In preparation for the 2021 tax season, United Way of Erie County is looking for some volunteers. The local nonprofit is seeking out members of the community to become IRS-certified to help with tax prep.
The Erie FREE Taxes program seeks to provide a service for eligible filers across Erie County. Volunteers who sign up to help and become certified will often work within their own community.
This effort courtesy of the United Way is part of the Internal Revenue Service's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. The program, along with Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) has been around for over 50 years and aims to help those in need of free basic income tax preparation. According to IRS.gov, VITA offers help to:
- People who make $56,000 or less
- Persons with disabilities
- Limited English-speaking taxpayers
Volunteers with the United Way of Erie County will be trained for free online by the IRS. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, United Way of Erie County will have proper precautions in place at each tax site for both volunteers and filers.
For more information, contact Cheryl Bates at 814-456-2937, ext. 236, or go to unitedwayerie.org/learn/eriefreetaxes/