CASH Oregon is seeking volunteers to provide free tax assistance for the upcoming tax-filing season. Volunteers will prepare federal and state returns for those in their community who need help — the elderly, disabled, non-English speaking, and those with low incomes. Last year in Oregon, more than 240 volunteers helped 16,172 taxpayers receive $12.4 million in federal tax returns at over 50 locations in the Tri-county area. This year we will need over 500 volunteers to meet the needs of the community.
Our mission at CASH Oregon is to provide free income tax services and electronic filing to low income working families and seniors. The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) provides taxpayers who are income eligible upwards of $4,500 from the government. EITC, along with other valuable tax credits, go unclaimed every year. Join our volunteer team and help us help others get free tax returns and the tax refunds they need and deserve.
Volunteers are given free tax law training on how to prepare basic individual income tax returns, how to prepare the returns on a computer and file them electronically. Instruction will cover both federal and state tax returns. All materials and training are provided at no cost.
Anyone can be a volunteer. Bilingual volunteers are particularly needed. Volunteers receive many benefits, including tax law knowledge, continuing education credits, flexible hours, the opportunity to help others in their community, and a fun volunteer atmosphere.
Free tax assistance is provided in partnership with AARP Tax Aide, the nation’s largest, free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service.
Volunteer training starts soon! To sign up or obtain additional information, please call Camille McDaniel at 503-243-7765 or e-mail her at Camille@CASHOregon.org
CASH Oregon is a non-profit agency dedicated to getting low-income Oregon families the tax benefits they deserve.