Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Volunteer Your Time This Tax Season with PathWays PA

US Dollars and envelopePathWays PA VITA provides free tax preparation to low-moderate income filers so they can access valuable tax refunds and credits, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit. The EITC is the Federal government's largest and most successful anti-poverty tool, providing low wage workers with additional funds to supplement their wages so they can support their families and meet their basic needs.

By volunteering only 3 - 4 hours a week during tax season, you alone can return over $30,000
to local working families. Last year, volunteer preparers with PathWays PA assisted more than 2,800 individuals and families in Greater Philadelphia, Delaware and Camden Counties. Together, we brought back over $4 million in tax refunds to our local communities. This year, we hope to reach more families than ever - and we need your help! No tax experience is required; free IRS-certified tax training is provided.

Volunteer Roles:
  • Tax Preparers and Quality Reviewers:
  • Receive free training and become an IRS certified preparer
  • Commit to a set schedule of 3 or more hours each week during tax season to assist our tax clients. (January 26-April 15th)
  • Prepare federal and state returns.
  • Review returns prepared by other volunteers to ensure accuracy
  • Work with a wide variety of clients from all walks of life.
  • Available Hours: Weekdays 10 am-8pm, Saturdays 9am - 3pm

Site Greeter:
  • Greet clients, conduct a preliminary review of their documentation, and direct them to appropriate certified preparers.
  • Volunteer Standards of Conduct online training required.
To learn more, schedule an information session, or to sign up as a volunteer, contact Maria Duncan-Prince at 610-543-5022 ext. 239 or e-mail mduncan-prince@pathwayspa.org

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  1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this issue.

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