The Omaha Earned Income Tax Credit Coalition will be offering both in-person and online virtual workshops to welcome interested people in working with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.
Each workshop covers the same information and is designed to highlight the protections for customers and volunteers to safely prepare tax returns and offer additional financial services for low-to-moderate income persons in the Omaha metro area.
Training classes will be forming in September of 2021, with targeted services for the community from January through April 2022.
The Coalition does have a remote filing option through a secure website and anticipates remaining appointment-only, but also doing live-preparation of taxes throughout the next tax season.
Registration for the hour-long volunteer orientation sessions is free and can be found on the events tab of the Coalition’s Facebook page OmahaEITC.
In-person only orientation dates: Aug. 17 at 1 p.m. and Aug. 19 at 6 p.m.
In-person or online orientation dates: today at 6 p.m., Aug. 24 at 10 a.m. and Aug. 26 at 1 p.m.
Those interested can also visit omahaeitc.org, click on the banner “Now Accepting Volunteers,” and fill out a volunteer application. Choices for orientation sessions can also be made at that time.