Volunteer VITA volunteers may serve as tax preparers, greeters, interpreters and perform other work as determined by the VITA site's specific needs.
To apply you can either download the RKCAA Volunteer Application and deliver it to 2113 N Wisconsin St or inquire by phone at 262-637-8377 ext. 132.
Only certified VITA Tax Preparer volunteers may assist taxpayers with preparing and e-fling their taxes. Certification Levels for Volunteer Tax Preparers are Basic, Intermediate and Advanced. All volunteer tax preparers must complete the Basic course. Volunteers who are certified in Basic can prepare returns within the scope of the Basic course. Volunteers can stop with Basic or proceed with other courses. Volunteers can only prepare returns for the level at which they have been certified. Quality reviewers must be certified at the Intermediate level or higher.
The IRS provides no-cost training materials for VITA volunteers. The IRS training for VITA volunteers does not qualify a volunteer to give tax advice or complete tax returns for pay; the different requirements apply for preparing tax returns for pay. In addition, VITA volunteers prepare simple returns. There are multiple opportunities for you to receive the necessary training and certification support, including: