華埠服務中心 | CHINATOWN SERVICE CENTER
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA)
Volunteers are needed for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program at Chinatown Service Center (CSC). The VITA program will help low-income individuals and families prepare their 2010 income tax return. The program is co-sponsored by the Chinatown Service Center and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
Individuals over 21 years of age and speak fluent English, and Cantonese / Mandarin / Vietnamese / Spanish are encouraged to join the Training Program. Basic computer skills are required. Training and materials are provided free of charge.
Participants who pass the test at the end of the training are required to volunteer at least 16 hours of service in preparing Federal and State Income Tax Returns (short forms only, i.e., 1040EZ, 1040A, 540EZ, and 540A) at the Chinatown Service Center. An IRS certificate will be granted to each volunteer upon completion of training and satisfactory service. The free tax preparation services help low-income families in the community and will begin in late January.
Participants must attend all the training sessions to be held on Saturdays, 12/04/10,12/11/10, 01/08/11, 01/15/11 and 01/22/11 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at CSC at 767 N. Hill Street, Suite 400, Los Angeles, CA 90012.
The program will also need other volunteer positions. The positions are Appointment Assistant, Greeter, Interpreter, and Intake Specialist. Interested individuals should register as soon as possible with Chinatown Service Center. Please call Cathy Lau at (213) 808-1791.