Turning the Pro Bono Corner--provide services to those in need.
Many of their tax returns are complex, and the refunds are increasingly large because of the refundable earned income credit and child tax credit. You also can offer advice on how best to maximize the value of those refunds. Little is routine; much is challenging. You can make a difference.
Accountants and auditors who do not regularly work with taxes are welcome. Training programs and on-site support will help with any transition. Fluency in one or more foreign languages can be very helpful. If you do not live or work in one of the areas covered by any of these groups--listed East to West--send an e-mail to email@example.com saying where you would like to volunteer. If an LITC exists in your area, you will be given contact information. Also, the VITA program run by the IRS always can use experienced CPAs; contact the local coordinator.
Boston: Community Tax Aid of Boston, Inc.; 617/572-7983; firstname.lastname@example.org
Connecticut: Community Accounting Aid and Services, Inc.; 860/570-9113; email@example.com; www.ctcaas.org
New York City: Community Tax Aid, Inc.; 718/445-3271; CTAnyc@myrealbox.com; communities.msn.com/ctanyc
Baltimore: Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service; 410/539-6800 x203; firstname.lastname@example.org
Washington, DC: Community Tax Aid, Inc.; 703/318-2122; CTAvol@aol.com; www.gwscpa.org/cta/index.htm
Detroit: Volunteer Accounting Service Team of Michigan; 313/647-9620; TAP@accountingaidsociety.org; www.accountingaldsociety.org
Illinois: Center for Economic Progress; 312/252-0280; email@example.com; www.centerforprogress.org
Minnesota: AccountAbility Minnesota; 612/287-0187; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.accountabilitymn.org
San Francisco: Tax-Aid, Inc.; 650/726-9566; email@example.com.
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|Title Annotation:||includes list of income tax training programs|
|Date:||Jan 1, 2003|
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