Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) grant program is an IRS initiative designed to support free tax preparation service for the underserved through various partner organizations. This service helps low- to moderate-income individuals, persons with disabilities, the elderly, and limited English speakers file their taxes each year. Volunteers learn to prepare taxes and make a difference in the community at the same time.
SAC students participating in the IRS-sponsored 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 the second week of January. Attendance will be tracked and reported by OCUW staff. Examination scores will be electronically displayed on IRS FORM 13615, Volunteer Standards of Conduct Agreement.
The VITA season runs from Jan through mid-April each year. Santa Ana College partners with the IRS and OC United Way. Students will receive ongoing training and support from skilled professionals on site. The program is designed to bridge the gap between classroom training and hands-on experience. The goal is to help students gain confidence in the field of taxation through quality experiential learning experience.
For further information, please contact VITA coordinator Prof. Linda Sung firstname.lastname@example.org