Every spring, the Department of Accounting participates in free tax return preparation for qualifying taxpayers. This program, called VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance), offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.
The VITA clinic at Texas State is staffed by student volunteers and supervised by a certified IRS site coordinator. Volunteering at the VITA clinic looks great on a resume and for those interested in pursuing a tax focus in their accounting career, it provides invaluable experience.
Student Volunteer Positions
Greeter—great for those who maybe aren’t interested in pursuing tax professionally but want to add some business extracurricular to their resume.
Preparer—this person actually becomes VITA-certified through the IRS and prepares returns for customers in the VITA clinic at Texas State.
The VITA clinic for Spring 2019 will be held every Monday and Wednesday from 11:30am-1:30pm from February 11th-March 27th (excluding spring break) in LBJ 3-10.1. Student volunteers can volunteer for one night or many nights: the choice is yours!
Volunteering for the VITA Clinic Requires Completed Online Training by Feb. 11th
Once you submit the volunteer registration page below, we will process your submission and send a link to the online training (within 2 business days) as well as instructions as to how to sign-up for shifts.
Volunteering at VITA is a great way to get tax experience, build up a resume, or even get volunteer hours though your student organization.
Must be available for at least one of the full one-hour shifts below each week*:
- Mondays 11:30-12:30
- Mondays 12:30-1:30
- Wednesdays 11:30-12:30
- Wednesdays 12:30-1:30
*You can sign-up for multiple shifts but must be available for at least one every week to volunteer. Only 2 greeters and 2 preparers will be allowed per one-hour shift
If you have any questions at all, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.