The Taxpayer Opportunity Network is proud to present the second year of our training tool for VITA volunteers! This innovative, free online training curriculum features 12 plug-and-play modules designed to help volunteers prepare for the IRS Basic Volunteer Certification Test. It also includes a module for returning volunteers with updates on the new tax laws and several Advanced Certification topics.
The VITA-Train is a modular training program designed to seamlessly supplement your existing training regimen or serve as a stand-alone online training for volunteers. So, whether your program only needs a few modules, or the whole package, you’re welcome to share, download or embed the training modules, reference materials and recordings to create a seamless training seminar in whatever way best meets your needs.
These modules were reviewed and informed by members of the Taxpayer Opportunity Network - we thank them for their work and continued partnership on the updates to the VITA-Train. We encourage you to review the Acknowledgements section of this page to see which Network members helped out this year!
The modules are broken up into the following topics:
|Module 1||Intake, Interview and Quality Review|
|Module 2||Filing Status and Dependency|
|Module 4||Adjustments to Income|
|Module 6||Nonrefundable Credits|
|Module 7||Refundable Credits|
|Module 8||Education Expenses and Credits|
|Module 9||Affordable Care Act|
|Module 10||Finishing the Return|
|Module 11||Client Communications|
|Module 12||What's New for Returning Volunteers - Basic and Advanced|
|Module 13||The Caboose - Tax Extenders|
You'll be able to find the modules on the right navigation bar. You can click on each module to download the slides, video recordings, Dear Iris letters and quizzes! If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org