Live Generously This Tax Season

Are you looking for a volunteer experience where you can make an immediate measurable difference in someone’s life?

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YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES!

In just three hours a week, you can make a measurable difference in someone’s life, deliver substantial economic benefits to Allegheny County, and gain useful and valuable new skills!
As part of an ongoing effort to continue and expand the culture of volunteering in our community, the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Volunteer Center is partnering with the United Way of Allegheny County by recruiting volunteers to assist low-income individuals and families in Allegheny County with the preparation of their tax returns. Your efforts could help these families qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit, which would enable them to get their tax refunds and help put food on the table, pay off debt, make rent or mortgage payments, and pay for heat and electricity during Pittsburgh’s winter months.

The United Way of Allegheny County and the Money In Your Pocket Coalition need your help this tax season to provide free tax preparation assistance for low-income individuals and families in Allegheny County.

Would I be a great tax preparation volunteer?
If you have experience doing your own tax returns (or just want to learn), we need you! Tax preparation volunteers make a three hour a week commitment for the 12 weeks of tax season, have basic computer skills, enjoy working with others, and successfully complete tax training and IRS certification (provided by the MIYP Coalition free of charge).

Time commitment:
Your short-term time commitment is 3 or more hours per week from January-April. Scheduling is easy, and includes daytime, evening, or weekend hours.

You can learn more about the free tax campaign taking place in over 10 locations at http://www.swpafreetaxes.org/

The Money In Your Pocket Coalition includes Allegheny County Department of Human Services, Allegheny Valley Association of Churches, Just Harvest Education Fund, Robert Morris University, YMCA Hazelwood, YMCA Homewood, YWCA Greater Pittsburgh, the Internal Revenue Service, United Way of Allegheny County and PA 2-1-1 Southwest.

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If you have questions or require assistance, please contact Amy Cohen at acohen@jfedpgh.org.