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VITA volunteers needed to offer free tax preparation services VITA volunteers needed to offer free tax preparation services <div class="ExternalClass7CDFCC2D42FD416C897BD69CB4D4D895"><p>​</p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:100%;"><span style="font-family:"segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:17.3333px;"><p><span style="font-family:"segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:17.3333px;">​Last year, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) volunteers helped prepare thousands of tax returns resulting in millions of dollars in federal refunds to Phoenix residents.<br></span></p><p>The city of Phoenix Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) campaign, in partnership with the Internal Revenue Service VITA program, is seeking individuals who want to become volunteer tax preparers. The EITC campaign offers free tax return preparation to households with an annual income of $54,000 or less.</p><p>Tax professionals (enrolled agents and other tax return preparers) can earn continuing education credits when volunteering. The city of Phoenix will be conducting free IRS processed-based tax law training sessions from November to January at various locations.</p><p>The city of Phoenix EITC helped nearly 4,500 people last year get an estimated $6.6 million in refunds.  </p><p>To volunteer for the upcoming tax season, go to volunteer.phoenix.gov and search VITA or for more information call 602-534-0543.</p></span></td></tr></tbody></table></div>11/3/2016 7:00:00 AMTamra IngersollBriselda Rodriguz602-534-0543