“Volunteers are certified to prepare simple tax returns for low- to middle-income filers,” said Dan Boone, IRS spokesman. “People of all ages and backgrounds are welcome to volunteer.”
Volunteers generally study online to obtain their volunteer certification, but classroom training may also be available. Once certified, volunteers spend as little as three to four hours per week volunteering, between the months of February and April.
To volunteer, call Beverly Lindsey in the Cleveland City Manager's Office at 423-472-4551.
Last year, nearly 99,000 Americans volunteered to provide free tax services through IRS tax help programs. More information is available at www.IRS.gov, keywords Tax Volunteer.