Tax preparers for senior citizens needed in Westmoreland County
The Tax Counseling for the Elderly Program needs volunteers age 55 and older to help people file tax returns, according to Westmoreland County Community College.
Tax-aide volunteers provide free assistance to people who cannot afford professional tax help, particularly those who file simple tax returns. Volunteers assist lower income, elderly individuals. The taxes are completed at sites throughout the county.
Volunteers attend free training sessions beginning in January that are conducted by the IRS and volunteer instructors.
The training includes testing of volunteers to ensure accurate service to TCE taxpayers. All volunteers must achieve a minimum score on the open book test to serve as an assistant.
For more information or to participate, call the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program at Westmoreland County Community College, 724-925-4213 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Stephen Huba is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-850-1280, email@example.com or via Twitter @shuba_trib.