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VITA Volunteers

Thank you for your interest in helping us serve our community! With just a few hours of your time during tax season, you will make a big difference to the lives of many living in Manatee County – even from the comfort of your own couch!

To become an IRS certified tax volunteer for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program with Step Up Suncoast, you will need to complete a 12-hour online training session. Classes are currently virtual. A 1:1 training is also available if you are unavailable for the set training times or require additional help. The training will teach you how to prepare individual tax returns electronically and help the taxpayers get their refund, tax credits, and the deductions they deserve.

To get started or with questions, please email us at taxes@stepupsuncoast.org or call 941-999-6287.