No Experience Necessary – Free IRS Training Provided

Every year Fulfill helps complete thousands of free tax returns for people in need through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, resulting in millions of dollars returned to our communities through Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC). Monmouth and Ocean counties need additional volunteers in various capacities to help with this effort starting January 22, 2018 through April 15, 2018.

Clients coming to tax sites are often focused on completing their taxes and getting back a refund. For taxpayers receiving EITC refunds, this is the one time where they may be receiving a large sum of money and have an immediate opportunity to save a portion in a savings account for emergencies or other goals.

Volunteers will work at one or more of our community partner’s sites in Eatontown, Freehold, Long Branch, Union Beach, Toms River, and Lakewood to provide this valuable service.

We are looking for volunteers to be either a Tax Preparer or Intake/Interview specialist:

TAX PREPARERS:  Will help prepare basic tax returns for taxpayers at community locations throughout Monmouth and Ocean Counties. Fulfill provides FREE IRS training certification, including the use of Electronic Software

INTAKE/INTERVIEW SPECIALISTS: Provide support for Tax Preparers & Quality Reviewers at VITA sites: Will greet & screen tax clients; Help complete/check Intake forms for completion and confirm that clients brought all required documents to have their returns completed. Prepare packages for virtual returns; Assemble completed returns and provide mailing information. This role is perfect for those with no interest in preparing tax returns but love socializing and talking to people.

Anyone interested should contact Judy Daniels at jdaniels@fulfillnj.orgTraining begins in December.