Volunteer Tax Preparer

Volunteer Tax Preparers prepare and file taxes with eligible taxpayers using IRS TaxWise software. Volunteers are encouraged to serve at any site (or combination of sites) as they wish. Volunteers may choose in-person and/or remote volunteering.

Prior tax experience is not necessary. We will train! 

  • In-person volunteering: Volunteers will physically go to the tax site, and prepare tax returns. At some sites, volunteers will provide face to face service with clients, while at other sites taxpayers will drop-off their tax documents and volunteers will prepare the taxpayer’s return once they leave.
  • Remote volunteering: Volunteers can prepare tax returns remotely. Volunteers must have a computer and access to WiFi.

Commitment: Volunteers are respectfully requested to volunteer at their selected tax site at least 4 hours per week, or for a total of 30 hours of service throughout the tax season.

Training: All volunteers are required to attend a two day in-person training session. The training focuses on tax law, the correct usage of reference materials, software training, tax return practice, and the IRS certification exam. All Volunteers (new and returning) must pass the IRS Basic Tax Preparation certification exam to volunteer at a tax site.