The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties is currently seeking volunteers for the 2016 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. VITA is a free service and will aid qualifying local residents in claiming their tax refund dollars.
The 2015 VITA program resulted in a $1,011,648 impact on the community through tax refunds. The 2016 VITA site locations are set to open in late January.
Volunteers are needed from January to April to assist with the sites. Volunteer hours are flexible and depend on the volunteer's availability. Experience with tax preparation is preferred but not required.
Volunteer responsibilities will include greeting, screening and tax preparation. Volunteer registration is available at www.yourlocalvita.org. Volunteers must pass a certification test in order to be a VITA volunteer. Trainings will be provided to help potential volunteers prepare for the certification test. These trainings are not mandatory but are beneficial to those taking the test.
For additional questions, please contact United Way at (615) 893-7303.