The statewide Earn it. Keep it. $ave it. coalition
provides free tax preparation services to low-
and moderate-income households throughout
Utah. Volunteers are trained and certified by the
Internal Revenue Service and work with
taxpayers to ensure they receive all of the credits
to which they are entitled, including the Earned Income Tax Credit.
Why Should I Become a VITA Volunteer?
Serving at a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site is a very rewarding opportunity and offers a unique way to strengthen your community. On average each hour volunteered brings in over $1,400 in refunds back to our community. By joining the VITA team to assist low-to-moderate income families you will help create a WIN, WIN, WIN situation.
The Client Wins
Free Tax Preparation
Tax return filed accurately
Information on financial education and asset building resources
The Community Wins
Tax dollars spent locally helps Utah businesses & the economy
Hello, I’m a certified preparer at a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance site here in Utah. After receiving IRS sponsored training and becoming certified I used professional software to prepare basic tax returns for low- to moderate-income households in my community. Using an intake and interview process helped me to ensure that the taxpayers received all the tax credits they were eligible for. During the tax season I generally helped 3 hours per week and helped numerous households. Free training is provided by the IRS prior to the season, with both classroom and online self-study opportunities.
Hello, we’re greeters at a VITA site here in Utah. Our role is to help tax filers feel welcome and to ensure that they are well prepared for the service. Once the client is greeted, we assist them with completing a short survey (in-take form) that ensures that their return is prepared accurately. As most clients are worried about having their taxes done, it is important that we have good people or customer service skills to help them along. Greeters also work with the Site Coordinator to ensure the site runs smoothly and the taxpayer has a positive experience. During the tax season we generally help out 3 hours per week. This is a very import role for a successful VITA Site. Training may be required at some sites.
Hello, I’m a financial resource facilitator volunteer at a VITA site here in Utah.
My role is to provide information and referrals to low- to moderate-income households
at free tax preparation sites about asset building opportunities and other community
resources, such as housing, healthcare, and food assistance. Using my good people skills I
make suggestions to tax clients on how their refund might be used to increase financial well being.
During the tax season I will generally help out 3 hours per week. No certification required. Training
may be required at some sites.
For more information or questions on
volunteering contact us!.
Hi! I’m a Client Call Specialist and volunteer at the United Way of Salt Lake answering tax
preparation phone calls. I schedule appointments for qualified low- and moderate-income
families and individuals to have their taxes prepared at a VITA site. I inform participants of
items and materials needed for tax preparation and make reminder phone calls. I’m very
friendly, have a flexible schedule and don’t have any formal tax knowledge. Earn It. Keep It.
$ave It. provided me with an orientation and training.
Step 2 - Find a location
You can volunteer all over the state! With as many as 83 sites throughout Utah you will be able to volunteer and stay in your neighborhood. When you sign up to become a VITA volunteer you can let us know where you would like to volunteer and we will get you in contact with the Regional Coordinator in your area.