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Have you ever thought it would be helpful to know how to prepare your own income tax return? What if you could learn how to both prepare your own tax returns and help others with theirs?

Partnering for a Common Good
In partnership with Capstone Community Action and the Internal Revenue Service, the VITA program is offered through the CCE for any student, faculty, and staff member looking to become a certified tax preparer.

This particular training is ideal for those who are pursuing a degree in business and/or accounting. Certifications are valid for one year upon completion of the program, and are renewable with additional training.

What Volunteers Can Expect:
Trainings are held on campus and are facilitated by a certified professional between November and December before the University closes for winter break. Participants may choose to pursue their basic and/or advanced level of certification for free! The following are provided to volunteers at no expense:

  • Orientation and training.
  • Tax preparation materials and equipment.
  • Certificate of completed training.
  • Tracking of volunteer hours.

It’s All About Reciprocity!
In exchange for this training, VITA participants volunteer a few hours each week during tax season (February–April) to help income-eligible residents prepare their taxes at no cost to them. Tax preparation sites may be on campus or at a nearby location, so it is very convenient for volunteers.

If you are interested in this great opportunity to engage with your community, look no further than Capstone’s VITA program in partnership with the Center for Civic Engagement!

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