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The 2020 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program begins preparing taxes in February.

Each tax season, the Asset Building Campaign trains and supports volunteers who assist the program by filing free income taxes.  ABC has hosted “Super Saturday”, convenient drop-off sites and a Financial Wellness Fair where multiple entities come together to prepare taxes and connect people with needed services.

To do this, we need volunteers like you to to assist at sites throughout NWI!

Opportunities Include:

-Scheduler- (does not require certification) Volunteer will take incoming calls and schedule clients based on the tax center’s schedule; volunteer will need some level of understanding of taxes.

-Greeter/screener- Welcome clients into the center, assist with paperwork, and ensure all necessary documents are available.

-Tax preparer- (certification required- basic/advanced courses) Become certified in VITA program and become familiar with TaxWise software; prepare federal and state taxes for clients.

-Quality reviewer- (certification required- minimum of advanced level) Review tax returns prepared by other volunteers to ensure services were accurate and thorough.

-Site coordinator- (certification is encouraged) Organize the site and participating volunteers; assist volunteers when necessary.

Northwest Indiana Asset Building Campaign (NWI ABC) is a community based partnership organized in 2003. A group of committed community leaders who believe they have the power to change families and communities for the better. They truly care about long-range improvements in the lives of people.

*All roles require the Standards of Conduct training and test

If you or someone you know is interested in participating in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, please call 1-800-826-7871 ext.2430