VITA Volunteers are Superheroes to those they serve. Last year, 58 community volunteers completed the IRS certification training and prepared 1,546 tax returns for individuals and families whose average income was $19,935.
Superhero Training for the 2019 VITA Season Begins Soon
All volunteers must attend an orientation session prior to attending training. See below for details about the general Information Session as well as the Tax Preparer Orientation and Training and the Greeter Orientation and Training.
To sign up for Orientation and Training, email or call Jeremy Price, 864-850-7094 x133
Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 5:00-6:00 p.m. at the Sarlin Branch Library in Liberty (15 S. Palmetto Street, Liberty, SC 29640)
Tax Preparer Orientation
Thursday, January 16, 2020, 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Goodwill Job Connection (815 Saco Lowell Road, Easley, SC 29640)
Volunteers will learn what VITA is and how it plays an integral part in our community, roles and responsibilities of various volunteer positions, the process of becoming a VITA volunteer, Volunteer Standards of Conduct, and Intake/Interview & Quality Review Process.
Tax Preparer Training
Saturday, January 18, 2020, 10 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at the United Way of Pickens County (201 S. 5th Street, Easley, SC 29640)
Volunteers will receive an overview of Tax Law and Application, learn the structure of certification and the exam, receive an introduction to TaxSlayer tax preparation software, and will learn how to successfully prepare a tax return using TaxSlayer.
Greeter Orientation and Training
Thursday, January 23, 2020, 5:00-6:00 p.m. at the United Way of Pickens County (201 S. 5th Street, Easley, SC 29640)
Volunteers will learn how to screen taxpayers to determine the type of assistance they need and to determine if they have the necessary documents to complete their tax returns.
Apply Today to Become a VITA Volunteer
Frequently Asked Questions
Learn more by visiting the FAQ Page
IRS Publication 4491 is the textbook for the training.
IRS Publication 4012 is the VITA Volunteer Resource guide.
Find more information on the United Way of Pickens County VITA program here.
For more information, contact the VITA team by email, or call 864-850-7094.