Tax Volunteer Training with UWCA VITA

TitleTax Preparer Advanced Training
DateFriday, January 8th, 2021 from 8:30am to 4:30pm (CT)
Address3600 8th Ave South, Birmingham, AL 35222
Number of Registrants11 out of 40
Registration OpensNovember 25, 2020 at 3:00pm
Registration ClosesJanuary 15, 2021 at 12:00pm or or when space runs out.
Event DescriptionTax Volunteer Training for United Way of Central Alabama VITA will be held on the following dates:
  • Wednesday, December 2nd-Basic Training
  • Friday, December 4th-Basic Training
  • Friday, December 11th-Basic Training
  • Tuesday, December 15th-Basic Training
  • Friday, December 18th-Advanced Training
  • Tuesday, January 5th-Basic Training
  • Friday, January 8th-Advanced Training
All trainings on the dates listed above will be live-online trainings via  Zoom with Judy Allen, VITA Director, conducting them.  These trainings are for volunteers wanting to be Tax Preparers.

Once you have registered for the training, an agenda with the Go To Meeting link will be emailed to you before the training begins (you will not receive an email instantly).  Y

You DO NOT have to register for all trainings.  Only one training is necessary, unless you would like to get an advanced certification.  In this case, you would register for Basic and Advanced. 

For Tax Preparer Training, hard copies of the training materials that you will need before you participate in the virtual training will be available beginning on Monday, November 30th under the awning at the United Way building (3600 8th Avenue South, Birmingham, 35222).  These materials and will be left out overnight for those that may be dropping by after UWCA’s office closes.    Once you receive your materials, you can email me to let me know you have picked them up.  They will also be provided online, if you have access to a printer, to print a copy of the test to refer to during training.  

Below you will see the links of what Judy would like you to print for the train and other helpful resources that are optional.  Please let me know if you have any questions and I will be glad to assist you!

Print the attached documents, and the select and print  sections of the test that you plan to take -

Other resources to refer to, but don’t have to print.

Training Guide -

Volunteer Resource Guide -

Please email to get the attached study guide information referenced.
If you are not able to attend any of the dates in December, training will be offered in January as well.  Recorded trainings will be available as well for you to complete on your own schedule.

Tax Center Greeters: You DO NOT need to register for training at this time, as this training will be a recorded training with links to study guides and everything needed for the certification.

Tax Preparers role once IRS certified will work one-on-one with clients to file their taxes through United Way's Tax Center.  Volunteers engage with clients and ask questions to ensure accurate and complete returns are filed.  Throughout the process, volunteer preparers have access to on-site tax specialists to answer questions related to filing returns.  As a volunteer, you will choose days and times that best fit your schedule.  If you want to volunteer throughout the year, opportunities are available as well.

COVID-19 Precautions: As a Tax Preparation volunteer you will work at the United Way office, but have the option to choose whether or not you interact face-to-face with clients.  Many clients will submit their documents online without visiting the United Way building.  Customers who need to drop off documents in person will be required to wear masks, for a brief socially distant appointment separate from the preparation area.

Location: 3600 8th Ave South, Birmingham, AL 35222


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