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Western's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program seeks volunteers

Student and community volunteers are being sought to assist in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program held remotely by Western Washington University from early February through April 15.

Sponsored by WWU’s Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) and Accounting Society in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service, the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program is staffed by students from Western and other volunteer members of the community. The VITA program helps low- and moderate-income taxpayers electronically prepare their tax returns.

Training is free and is a combination of self-study, online training, and synchronous training. The training materials may be downloaded from the WWU BAP website in early December. Hard copy training materials will be available upon request. The training includes two synchronous training days on WWU’s campus on two Saturdays in mid-January. All majors are welcome to volunteer. No prior accounting or tax experience is required.

For more information and to sign up to volunteer, please visit: or contact Ruby LeClair, WWU VITA Coordinator, at

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