The IRS VITA and MFS-CASH Oregon programs offer an opportunity for Oregon CPAs to provide tax preparation assistance for low-income or underserved individuals. Learn more about how you can volunteer your expertise to help Oregon families this tax season.
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) grant program is an IRS initiative designed to support free tax preparation service for the underserved through various partner organizations. This service helps low- to moderate-income individuals, persons with disabilities, the elderly, and limited English speakers file their taxes each year. IRS awards matching funds to these support organizations that offer free tax preparation services during the tax filing season at locations in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
MFS-CASH (Creating Assets, Savings and Hope) Oregon of Metropolitan Family Service is committed to improving the financial health of low income working families and individuals.
MFS-CASH Oregon provides low income families and individuals from every community and background in Oregon with the tools and resources to begin building solid financial futures. In partnership with AARP Tax-Aide, CASH Oregon supports Earned Income Tax Credit outreach and free tax preparation programs.
Volunteer opportunities for the upcoming tax season are coming soon. OSCPA members are encouraged to apply. With the introduction of the stimulus payments, and advanced child tax credits, volunteers are more important than ever before. Meet like-minded accountants, and be a part of a team striving to make a difference in your community.
The IRS's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs offer free basic tax return preparation to qualified individuals. If you are a member of the public interested in receiving tax return preparation assistance, visit IRS.gov to determine if you may be eligible for the VITA program. Visit MFS-CASH Oregon or find a VITA site near you.