Certification and training to
prepare taxes for the VITA program are different from certification and
training to prepare taxes for
pay. Experienced paid tax preparer may not need the training,
but still need to be VITA certified, by taking a
multiple choice open book test.
Free Tax Preparation Training for the VITA program is given
by the IRS as well as various partner organizations. The minimum requirement
Volunteer Tax Preparer in VITA is satisfactory completion of an open
book text related to tax law. Free Tax preparation training is offered to help pass this
exam. All new tax
preparers are urged to take the TaxWise software training if they have not
already done so, since that is the tax software provided and supported
by VITA to the different sites.
In Santa Clara
County, IRS approved classroom training is at the United Way and
Catholic Charities during November and December 2009,
and at the IRS Building
in San Jose during January 2010. First time preparers are strongly urged to
attend classroom training to learn the details of tax law.
Returning preparers may find it more convenient to do self study or
online study at the IRS Link
& Learn site.
Additional training is provided to enhance the skill levels
Tax Law Training