The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified
The NABA Greater Orlando Chapter launched our own Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site in January 2011 at the James R. Smith Center. Since then, we have provided free tax preparation to over 300 individuals and continue to add to that number each tax season. Thanks to the dedication of our Inaugural VITA Chair and Site Coordinator, Karimah Adderly, and the many volunteers that have participated, we have been able to continue to serve the community in this capacity.
Greeter/Screener – You greet everyone visiting the site to create a pleasant atmosphere. You screen taxpayers to determine the type of assistance they need and confirm they have the necessary documents to complete their tax returns. Tax law certification is not required for this position.
Tax Preparer – You complete and successfully certify in tax law training, including the use of electronic filing software, to provide free tax return preparation for eligible taxpayers.
Quality Reviewer – You review tax returns completed by volunteer tax preparers, ensuring that every taxpayer receives top quality service and that the tax returns are error-free. You must be tax law certified at least at the Intermediate level.
Site Administrator/Coordinator – You have excellent organizational and leadership skills. You are the primary resource for sharing your knowledge of the program and are available to assist with any issues that may arise. You develop and maintain schedules for all volunteers to ensure adequate coverage, supplies and equipment at your site. Tax law certification is not always required for this position.
We accept professionals and students to help us man this site and give back to our community. Non-NABA members are also encouraged to volunteer.
If you are interested in being a greeter, tax preparer, or site coordinator, please email us at [email protected] and be sure to come out to the training session in January.