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The IRS-sponsored Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is a rewarding experience and a

wonderful way to give back to your community. VITA is one of the nation's largest anti-poverty programs.


VITA volunteers can take pride in having a meaningful impact in the community where they serve.

Each hour served by a volunteer, over $1,800 is generated in refunds and brought back to our community.  


Volunteer Intake Specialist (In-person) - Assist taxpayers complete the IRS

Intake & Interview Sheet, collect and photocopy tax documents, and create the tax file for the client.

  • Pass both (1) Volunteer Standards of Conduct test and (2) Intake & Interview test.

  • Expect 1-2 hours of studying to complete each tests.  ​​

Volunteer Tax Preparer (In-person) - Prepare simple tax returns on TaxSlayer Software.       

  • Pass the  (1) Volunteer Standards of Conduct, (2) Intake/Interview tests, and either (3) Basic or

        Advance tax law.

  • Expect 12-20 hours of studying and completing the tests.

All tests are self-paced and open book. Also, free tax preparation software is available to help you train.

Free Training Resources

Sign-up for Training or to Volunteer

Calendar for Training or to Volunteer Sign-up

Free Tax Prep LA has your back.

Many tax centers offer so much more than tax preparation. Several offer help with food, immigration, utilities, child care, classes for adults and children, and more.

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