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GRABC 2014 Tax Season Training Schedules

GRABC 2014 TAX SEASON TRAINING SCHEDULES

 

GREETERS & ASSISTANTS TRAINING SCHEDULE

 

Greeters & Assistants Training is strongly recommended for new and returning volunteers who wish to assist the tax payers and support our tax sites in a Non-Tax Law Certified volunteer role.  This class is approximately 2 hours of classroom training which includes; Standards of Conduct & Form 13614-C, Intake/Interview & Quality Review, and Determining Certification Level.  You may choose from either of the following sessions:

(Held at Daymar College, 3361 Buckland Square)                          Tuesday, December 31 (9:00 am – 11:00 am)

 Or Tuesday, December 31 (12:00 pm – 2:00 pm)

 

BASIC VOLUNTEER TRAINING SCHEDULE

 

Basic Volunteer Training is strongly recommended for new volunteers and returning volunteers who wish to prepare tax returns or fill the position of a screener at the tax sites.  This class is approximately 8 hours of classroom training which includes; Standards of Conduct & Form 13614-C, Intake/Interview & Quality Review, 2013 Tax Law, and the TaxWise software.  You may choose from any one of the following One-Day, Two-Day, or Three-Day options to satisfy the training.

 

TWO-DAY OPTIONS (Must attend one session on both days):

(Held at Daymar College, 3361 Buckland Square)                               Thursday, January 2 (8:00 am – 12:00 pm)

& Friday, January 3 (8:00 am – 1:00 pm)

                        OR

Thursday, January 2 (1:00 pm – 5:00 pm)

& Friday, January 3 (1:00 pm – 5:00 pm)

 

THREE-DAY OPTION (Must attend all three sessions):

(Held at Daymar College, 3361 Buckland Square)                            Monday, December 30 (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)

& Thursday, January 2 (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)

& Friday, January 3 (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)

ONE-DAY OPTION (Lunch will be provided):

(Held at Daymar College, 3361 Buckland Square)                                 Saturday, January 4 (8:00 am – 5:00 pm)

 

ADVANCED VOLUNTEER TRAINING SCHEDULE

 

Advanced Volunteer Training is strongly encouraged for volunteers with two or more years of experience and a desire to assist with the more complex returns or for volunteers who wish to fill the position of a quality reviewer. This class is approximately 8 hours of classroom training which includes; Standards of Conduct & Form 13614-C, Intake/Interview & Quality Review, 2013 Tax Law, and the TaxWise software.  You may choose from any one of the following One-Day, Two-Day, or Three-Day options to satisfy the training.

 

TWO-DAY OPTIONS (Must attend one session on both days):

(Held at Daymar College, 3361 Buckland Square)                                 Monday, January 6 (8:00 am – 12:00 pm)

& Tuesday, January 7 (8:00 am – 1:00 pm)

                        OR

Monday, January 6 (1:00 pm – 5:00 pm)

& Tuesday, January 7 (1:00 pm – 5:00 pm)

 

THREE-DAY OPTION (Must attend all three sessions):

(Held at Daymar College, 3361 Buckland Square)                                   Monday, January 6 (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)

& Tuesday, January 7 (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)

& Wednesday, January 8 (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)

ONE-DAY OPTION (Lunch will be provided):

(Held at Daymar College, 3361 Buckland Square)                               Saturday, January 11 (8:00 am – 5:00 pm)

 

 

 

HEALTH SAVINGS ACCOUNTS TRAINING SCHEDULE

 

Volunteers who have completed the Basic Training and/or passed the Basic Certification that wish to complete the Health Savings Accounts (HSA) module and be able to assist the taxpayers who are required to report their HSA activity on their 2013 tax returns. This class is approximately 3 hours of classroom training. You may choose any one of the following sessions:

(Held at Daymar College, 3361 Buckland Square)                            Wednesday, January 8 (8:00 am – 11:00 am)

Or Wednesday, January 8 (1:00 pm – 4:00 pm)

CANCELLATION OF DEBT TRAINING SCHEDULE

 

Volunteers who have completed the Advanced Training and/or passed the Advanced Certification that wish to complete the Cancellation of Debt (COD) module and be able to assist the taxpayers who are required to report cancellation of debt (1099C) on their 2013 tax returns. This class is approximately 3 hours of classroom training. You may choose either one of the following sessions:

(Held at Daymar College, 3361 Buckland Square)                            Thursday, January 9 (8:00 am – 11:00 am)

Or Thursday, January 9 (1:00 pm – 4:00 pm)

 

 

                                                                                            

                                                                                                                                                                                   

SELF STUDY – LINK & LEARN TAXES

You may take the volunteer training course material and certification tests online using the Link & Learn Taxes e-learning application at http://www.irs.gov/app/vita/index.jsp or at www.irs.gov, search: Link & Learn.

                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

 

 

 

 

DON’T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR CLASSES

 

Class space is limited please don’t wait to register for training… call the Green River Asset Building Coalition  at (270) 685-1603 or Send an e-mail with your name and selected training session(s) to vita@lahef.org

 

If you have questions feel free to contact me directly:          Tina Lynch, Training Coordinator

tlynch@daymargroup.com

(270) 302-0883

 

Volunteer Training Schedule – 2014_PDF

File Your Federal & State Tax Returns For Free Online

Have wi-fi at home or access to it at a favorite hangout and feel comfortable filing your own income tax returns? Check out the web address shown below for an option to prepare your federal and state income tax returns for free (income limits apply) using software approved by the IRS.

www.myfreetaxes.com/GRABC

File Your Federal and State Tax Returns Yourself For Free

The Facilitated Self Assistance model allows taxpayers to input their own tax returns using interview-based software with the assistance of a certified volunteer. This is a win-win approach. Taxpayers learn how to prepare their own returns by a volunteer teaching them about their tax return and giving them the tools they need to file their return successfully; and, volunteer sites are able to serve more taxpayers with existing resources by allowing one volunteer to assist multiple taxpayers at the same time.

Click Here To Learn Where You Can File Your Taxes (Federal & State) Yourself For Free

Volunteer Training Location Update

Please see Tina Lynch’s training update shown below:

Because of availability some classes have been moved and are being offered at Daymar College, Owensboro Campus, 3361 Buckland Square about a block off of Carter Road behind Wright Implement (the John Deer store). The rest of the classes will remain at the Owensboro Community and Technical College, Down Town Campus, 1501 Frederica Street, next door to the Messenger Inquirer.

Please review the attached updated training schedule. Note no days/times have been changed, only location. We ask that everyone review the location of the class or classes you signed up to take.

We are looking forward to the 2013 Tax Season with a goal of assisting 4,000 low to moderate income families this year.

If you have any questions or need directions please don’t hesitate to contact me directly.

Tina Ray Lynch
Assistant Director of Career Services
Daymar Colleges Group
Campus Resource Center
tdillion@daymargroup.com
Office (270) 929-4273

GRABC Seeks Trainees For Free (VITA) Tax Program

Are you interested in assisting lower-income families in Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, McLean, Meade, or Ohio counties? Do you have a mind for numbers? Do you feel comfortable using a computer? Would you be willing to study and apply tax law? If your answers are all yes, the Green River Asset Building Coalition (GRABC) has a challenging opportunity for you through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

VITA volunteers receive tax training from the IRS and experienced volunteers to complete income tax returns using approved software for electronic filing. Training is available throughout the year with the majority of the training conducted during December and January.

Each volunteer is asked to donate a minimum of three to four hours per week during the tax season, mid January through mid April. This commitment is required for the volunteer to achieve the level of proficiency necessary to complete an average tax return in thirty minutes to one hour.

VITA volunteers work directly with clients to review provided records and ask pertinent questions while completing tax returns. Tax site coordinators are available for consultations during the return preparation process. All returns are verified by a site coordinator or quality reviewer before the volunteer reviews the return with the client.

GRABC is looking for additional volunteers to join its elite group of tax preparers for the 2013 tax season. Call the GRABC office at (270) 685-1603, send an e-mail to vita@lahef.org, or go to www.grabc.org to learn more about volunteer opportunities.

2013 Training Schedule Session Addition

For returning volunteers only: Please note that the morning (9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.) and early afternoon (1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.) training sessions on Friday, January 4 are now fully reserved. Please know, however, that Tina (Lynch) has graciously offered to add a late afternoon training session for returning volunteers from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on January 4 to accommodate volunteers that cannot attend the evening (6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.) returning volunteer training session on January 4. Please send an e-mail to vita@lahef.org or call GRABC at 685-1603 to reserve your seat in any of the available training sessions.

Henderson Meet and Greet Breakfast on November 30

Friday, November 30 at 7:30 a.m.
Golden Corral, 1320 Green Street, Henderson

Please make plans to attend the Henderson Meet & Greet breakfast program to learn about the upcoming 2013 tax season and enjoy some great food. We encourage you to invite a prospective new volunteer tax preparer or screener to attend with you. Their attendance will not obligate them to volunteer, but it will provide us a great opportunity to answer their questions about volunteer opportunities.

The Meet & Greet programs will be informative, upbeat and enjoyable and you should be on your way by 8:45 a.m. at the latest. We promise a great time because you will be enjoying the company of the greatest volunteers to be found anywhere. Remember, put these dates on your calendars, bring a prospective volunteer and come hungry.

Owensboro Meet and Greet Breakfast Kick-Off Well Attended

Approximately 80 returning and prospective new volunteers from Daviess, Hancock, McLean, Meade, and Ohio counties attended GRABC’s “Meet and Greet” breakfast to officially kick off planning for the 2013 tax season. The breakfast was held on November 16 at the H.L. Neblett Community Center in Owensboro, which is one of 13 free tax preparation sites GRABC will operate in the 2013 tax season. For information how you can help working low-income families in the Green River area by becoming a volunteer income tax preparer or screener, please e-mail vita@lahef.org or call (270) 685-1603.

2013 Training Schedule

See the 2013 GRABC Training Schedule for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program volunteers. Contact GRABC or Tina Lynch (contact information shown on the training schedule) to reserve a seat in your selected training session(s).