Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Students participating in the VITA Internship will have the opportunity to:
Learn to correctly apply Federal and State of California tax laws within the scope of the VITA program by completing the necessary trainings and successfully passing the Volunteer Standards of Conduct and Advanced Certification Exams on IRS.gov, Link and Learn Taxes, by January 16, 2019. Attendance will be tracked and reported by OCUW staff. Examination scores will be electronically displayed on IRS FORM 13615, Volunteer Standards of Conduct Agreement.
Increase accurate application of Federal and State of California tax laws by routinely utilizing Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Franchise Tax Board (FTB) publications when answering taxpayer and volunteer questions during free tax preparation events scheduled at selected sites from January through April 2019. This objective will be measured by the site’s e-file rejection rate as reported by the IRS.