SANATOGA PA – It’s tax time … again … and with it comes the annual call for volunteers to join Family Services of Montgomery County (PA) and the Internal Revenue Service in providing free income tax preparation assistance from the Family Services office at 1976 E. High St., Sanatoga.
The help is need for the agency’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. VITA-trained volunteers assist low- to middle-income individuals and families in the preparation and electronic filing of simple income tax forms.
There are many ways to help at VITA, said Kathy Cael, the program’s site coordinator. They “can complete and file tax forms, greet clients, organize paperwork, and assist with other administrative tasks,” she said.
Volunteer tax preparers receive free instruction and training to become certified IRS tax preparers. Volunteer greeters, who should be friendly and customer service-oriented, welcome clients and assist Cael with administrative tasks.
No experience is necessary. All volunteers must be age 18 or older, computer literate, and able to commit to one 4-hour volunteer shift per week for the 13-week tax season. Early afternoon, evening and weekend volunteer shifts are available at two VITA sites in Sanatoga and Eagleville. For more information, call Cael at 610-326-1610, Ext. 222.
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