United Way needs volunteers for tax preparation work

October 23, 2013

The United Way of West Central Connecticut is seeking volunteers to work in its free tax preparation site. No tax experience is needed. This site serves the communities of Bristol, Burlington, Plainville and Plymouth/Terryville. You can make a difference this tax season by bringing thousands of dollars back to hard-working families and your community!
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program provides low-income workers and families, disabled, and elderly with free tax preparation and filing. With your help, United Way can bring unclaimed tax credits to these individuals, and thus help the community grow and prosper.
Volunteer tax preparers are needed for this year. Tax preparers assist low- to moderate-income wage earners in completing their federal and state tax returns using an online tax software program. Tax preparers receive free training and are certified by the IRS.
Volunteer requirements: Be willing to commit four hours per week during the tax season (hours are Tuesdays from 4 to 8 p.m. or Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.); must be comfortable working with diverse populations; no experience is necessary; all training is provided at no cost by United Way; bilingual volunteers are needed; and some positions require computer use.
If you are interested in volunteering, please call Colleen at United Way (860-582-9559) for more information.