Tax Season is Approaching, Southeast Tech Promotes VITA Training
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 Southeast Tech is pleased to announce that it has hosted and collaborated with an IRS tax consultant to offer “Train the Trainer” VITA Tax Training. Southeast Tech Accounting instructor Georgina Cavin shares, “I team up with Thomas Vogel, Tax Consultant of W & I SPEC of the IRS, and we review tax law and practice entering tax returns on the software. This year’s training brought more attendees because the IRS has contracted with Tax Slayer as its official tax software for the VITA program, so this was all new to us. Tom and I began meeting in late August and I participated in four weeks of training webinars during the month of September.”
Cavin continues, “The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program is using a new software program, so we had the largest group to take part ever! 26 Participants traveled from Watertown, Madison, Rapid City, Eagle Butte, Pine Ridge, and Vermillion to name a few. I have been part of VITA for eight years as a volunteer and a Site Coordinator and have trained for the past two years.”
According to Southeast Tech President Robert Griggs, “Providing community resources through services like VITA are extremely important for Southeast Tech. The ability to give back to our community is paramount to our mission and we are happy to be able to provide the facilities and the expertise to do that.
About Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.