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Calling all SF Bay Area tax prep volunteers!

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Want to learn more about being a volunteer tax preparer?

Last year, Earn It! Keep It! Save It! (EKS) Marin VITA site volunteers helped over 1,000 people prepare their tax returns for free, which brought back over $1.3 million in refunds. This year, they are offering this same service in the Marin County area, and they are looking for new volunteers to help out.

Local tax expert Douglas Pickford will once again new volunteers in their two-day TaxWise online software to prepare and e-file tax returns. The training sessions will be held on the Dominican University campus in San Rafael.

Volunteers will receive hands-on practice using practice lab problems, and will get support in preparing for the certification test. Lunch provided.

New Volunteer Info Night

Learn about the VITA program and how you can get involved. EKS Coordinator Ramona Smith will explain how volunteers fit into the process, what commitment is expected, and how to choose a site that meets your needs.

Info Night is Wednesday, December 11, 6:30-7:30pm at SparkPoint Marin, 409 4th Street, San Rafael. To reserve a spot, call Zoila at 415-526-7530.

The people who are served by the VITA free tax service are struggling financially, and simply cannot afford the hundreds of dollars required for a professional tax preparer.

Barbara Bryn Klare covers the ever-changing SF financial scene for Examiner.com San Francisco, and free and cool things to do in SF with a little dose of wisdom thrown in for dailybuddah: on Facebook and on Twitter.

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