Volunteers are needed to assist with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program, which helps seniors and low-income adults complete their 2013 tax returns.
Volunteers will be trained by the Internal Revenue Service and the Maryland Comptroller’s Office. Volunteers only help prepare simple 2013 income tax returns, which will be filed electronically. Volunteers do not prepare tax returns involving partnerships or corporations, self-employed persons, or rental properties.
Volunteers are not required to have a financial background in order to help with the tax returns, but CPAs, attorneys, bookkeepers and those with financial training are encouraged to volunteer. Volunteers will be stationed at one of Anne Arundel County’s seven Senior Activity Centers and will be available by appointment between February 3 and April 7.
VITA is part of the Retired Senior and Volunteer Program (RSVP) at the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities. Please call RSVP at 410-222-6717 for more information.