Volunteer to Help Families File Taxes

Local Non-Profit Coalition Seeks Volunteers to Help Solano Households File Taxes for Free!

Volunteers are needed to assist local families in preparing taxes as part of the Earn It! Keep It! Save It! (EKS) Campaign. EKS is a successful Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program operating throughout the region, supported by the Children’s Network of Solano County, the United Way of the Bay Area and the Internal Revenue Service to help low to moderate-income tax payers file their taxes for free.
 
VITA programs across the country fight poverty by assisting working low-income tax payers and by bringing back millions of dollars each year to our local economies. In Solano County last year, EKS volunteers helped file over 4,000 tax returns. That resulted in more than $4 million being returned to Solano County.
 
People from all walks of life are invited to apply to become a volunteer, including college students, law students, homemakers, retirees, members of civic and community groups and business persons. In addition to helping people fill-out their returns, volunteers are also needed to serve as interpreters for bi-lingual clients, as well as to screen and greet clients. Volunteers choose from 20 sites depending on where they live and how many hours they would like to commit.
 
No experience necessary! Prospective volunteers are being sought now to help taxpayers who qualify fill-out and file their returns.  Volunteers must attend a total of three training sessions set for Saturday January 4, 11 and 18, 2014 to become a certified Volunteer Tax Preparer.  The training sessions are free, and will be held at Brandman University in Fairfield (4820 Business Center Dr., Fairfield)
 
For more information and to sign up please visit EarnItKeepItSaveIt.org or contact Joe Flynn at 707-421-7229 ext. 107 or jflynn@childnet.org
 
 
Filed Under :
Topics : Social Issues
Location : Solano County
People : Joe Flynn
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