Our tax program is back! See our changes in light of covid-19
For Tax Season 2021, we’ll be offering two models of tax filing services: 1) CONTACTLESS IN-PERSON – working onsite with other volunteers (socially distanced) to file returns dropped off in advance by clients; and 2) VIRTUAL – serving remotely from your personal computer to file returns submitted virtually by clients.
Food Bank For New York City’s FREE citywide tax assistance program has put more than $1 billion back into the pockets of low-income New Yorkers. We rely on dedicated volunteers to support this impactful anti-poverty work. No professional financial experience needed – volunteers of all professional backgrounds welcome!
AS A VOLUNTEER TAX PREPARER, YOU’LL HAVE THE CHANCE TO:
New volunteers are required to complete both a Part 1 AND a Part 2 training session.
Select your most convenient dates for each part below. All trainings are held virtually via Zoom.
Returning to serve with VITA? Sign up for a refresher session below!
Only one session required for returning volunteers – click to register. All trainings are held virtually via Zoom.
We've got study guide videos to help you prepare!
These free videos will help you prepare for the three required certification exams – be sure to reference them as you study!
download our VITA Volunteer Essential Links Toolkit
This sheet contains links to all the VITA, IRS Certification, and Study Guide resources you may need to help you get started.