United Way needs volunteers for tax preparation

Staff Writer
The Destin Log

Volunteers are needed to become Volunteer Income Tax Assistance partners for 2015.

VITA is an IRS community initiative led by the United Way of Okaloosa & Walton Counties to provide free income tax preparation. The program offers free tax help to people with low-to-moderate income in preparing their tax returns.

Volunteers are needed to work in the Crestview and Fort Walton Beach communities preparing and filing tax returns, or acting as a greeter. Volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of four hours per week at a VITA site through April 15.

Volunteers receive online IRS training and certification, expand knowledge of federal tax return procedures, add a new skill to resumes, serve local citizens, and help stimulate the local economy.

To become a volunteer, email or call 850-243-0315  Ext 229.