The Workforce and Business Development Program (W&B) at Community Action Committee of Pike County (CAC) is seeking volunteers for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Free Tax Preparation Program for the 2021 tax season.

In-depth training on preparing tax returns will be provided to all volunteers to ensure confidence and accuracy prior to the start of the 2021 tax season. Upon completion of the training, volunteers will be able to use the TaxSlayer computer software to file tax returns. All prepared returns are reviewed with the taxpayer prior to submission to the IRS.

“The VITA service provides opportunities and empowerment for our local area,” said Lisa Pfeifer, Director of the Workforce and Business Development Program. “Residents can have their income tax returns prepared at no cost by well-trained volunteers who are helping make a major difference to these residents. We are grateful to the volunteers who commit their time, effort and energy into making a difference in the lives of those who need it. Because of our amazing volunteers, we are able to provide this service not only to Pike County but to our neighboring counties as well.”

Additional information about the VITA program can be found at www.workforcebusinessdevelopment.org. If you would like to sign up to be a 2021 VITA volunteer, please contact Ashley Stewart at 740-289-2371 ext. 7034 or at astewart@pikecac.org.

Under the Volunteer Protection Act of 1997, all VITA volunteers are protected from liability for negligent acts they perform within the scope of their volunteer responsibilities. Full details can be found within IRS Publication 4961.