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Volunteers needed to help qualifying taxpayers file their tax returns during 2021 tax filing season

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – The Coastal Bend Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Coalition is seeking volunteers to help provide tax preparation assistance during the 2021 tax filing season.

The VITA program is an IRS initiative designed to support free tax preparation service for underserved populations. This service helps low- to moderate-income individuals, persons with disabilities, the elderly, and limited English speakers file their taxes each year.

Volunteers do not need any prior experience, though they must complete an IRS-certified VITA training and pass the certification test before assisting taxpayers. All materials and training are supplied free of charge by the IRS to certify volunteers as VITA tax preparers.

A free two-day IRS-certified VITA training will be held via Zoom on:

  • Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021 and Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021
  • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Those wishing to participate in the two-day VITA training are asked to contact Jamey Byrne at jamey.byrne@uwcb.org or visit uwcb.org/vita for more information.