Kingsley House is proud once again to join the ranks of other Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) programs who provide free tax preparation to individuals in our families and the broader community. VITA sites provide an invaluable service with free tax return preparation/filing and assistance claiming available tax credits designed to move individuals from poverty towards financial security.
What You Need to Know:
The Kingsley House VITA program offers you several benefits as a volunteer such as:
Volunteers can get involved in one of three ways:
Click here if you would like to volunteer. Information about training will be forwarded to you within the next two weeks.
What is the time commitment? Volunteers are required to attend one mandatory 4-hour training session. Training sessions will be held on December 16, 2021, from 10am until 2pm and January 6, 2022 from 10am until 2pm. A minimum of 4 shifts per month (2-3 hours/shift) will be asked of volunteers during the tax season (January 18, 2022 – April 18, 2022)
What if I can’t make the training session? Because all filers are required by the IRS to complete the training for certification, you will not be able to volunteer as a tax preparer. However, Intake Specialists/Program Support volunteers can review the required information and the Code of Conduct to test on their own time.
What if I don’t have an accounting or business background OR have no experience filing tax returns? No worries! All the necessary training required by the federal government is provided to you. You are required to pass the certification exam to assist our site and all files receive multiple reviews before any button is pushed.
If I am a Kingsley House employee, can I volunteer during the day? We will work with supervisors to seek approval for staff to volunteer during the day, based on departmental staffing situations. We may also need assistance at a site during our evening hours.
Feel free to email the KH VITA Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or for more information.
Dial 7-1-1 to use Hamilton Relay in Louisiana, or call one of the toll free numbers below:
Spanish-to-Spanish: 800-737-1813 (includes Spanish-to-Spanish and translation from English to Spanish)