IRS asks for volunteers to train and help people with their tax preparation | The State

IRS asks for volunteers to train them and help people with their tax preparation

Volunteers can help taxpayers complete their returns over the phone or online.

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The IRS is looking for volunteers to help people do their tax returns through the Voluntary Taxpayer Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs.

The VITA program offers free tax help to people with incomes of $ 57,000 or less, people with disabilities, and those with limited English proficiency.

The TCE program offers free tax help to those over 60. TCE volunteers will specialize in questions about pensions and retirement-related issues unique to seniors.

To keep everyone safe during the pandemic, potential volunteers will be able to connect virtually to learn more about the programs, ask questions, and find out which volunteer role is right for them.

Also, this year some IRS-approved volunteer sites will offer virtual help to taxpayers instead of in person. This will allow volunteers to help taxpayers by phone or online to complete their returns. Other volunteers will conduct a quality review with the taxpayer before submitting the return electronically to the IRS.

If you want to volunteer and help people prepare tax returns for free in your community, visit By registering here, you will receive an invitation to attend a virtual orientation.

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