Pueblo Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is a program of United Way of Pueblo County that annually provides free preparation services and e-filing for federal and state taxes to income qualified individuals and families.
The program seeks to recruit volunteers for the upcoming tax filing season that runs late January/early-February through mid-April. Interviewers and quality review positions are heavily needed. A commitment to working at least one tax site per week during the 9-10 week season is necessary. Each site is open approximately 5 hours per day. Volunteer site selection is encouraged.
Those interested in volunteering should:
- enjoy detail work
- be comfortable with various tax preparation documents
- work well with the general public
- be willing to complete a background check
- complete IRS code of ethics and the interview process certification
The Pueblo VITA Program is administered by United Way of Pueblo County, and endorsed by the IRS.
The Pueblo VITA Program emphasizes the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Care Tax Credit, the Tax Credit for the Elderly (TCE) as well as tuition and other key credits. In addition to the traditional filing season, VITA is also available to answer questions from taxpayers, provide e-filing services, or to assist with special filing situations.
For information on volunteering or program details, call 719-225-8580, option 3. General program information is also available at www.pueblounitedway.org/vita.