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Bring Financial Relief to Needy Families Without Spending a Dime.

You can help bring financial relief to low to moderate-income families and seniors by volunteering to provide free tax assistance for the upcoming tax-filing season. The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) provides taxpayers who are income eligible upwards of $4,800 from the government. The EITC, along with other valuable tax credits, exist as a safety net for the neediest among us. The problem is 25% of eligible Oregonians never receive them. Why? Either, they do not know about them or they do not know how to claim them.

Last year in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington Counties, more than 300 volunteers helped 15,700 taxpayers receive 15.7 million in federal tax returns at over 50 locations in the Tri-county area. This year we will need over 400 volunteers to meet the needs of the community. Volunteers receive free tax law training on how to prepare basic individual tax returns on the computer and file them electronically. All materials and training are provided at no cost. Anyone can be a volunteer. Volunteers receive many benefits, including the life-time skill of preparing taxes, Continuing Education Credits, flexible hours, the opportunity provide a direct benefit to members of their community, and the gratitude of those you help. We have a special need for Bilingual volunteers.

Positions: Tax Preparer: Works with clients, uses software to prepare taxes, completes paperwork. Useful Skills: Computer skills, good listening and communication skills, knowledgeable or willing to learn about tax law, works well with diverse populations, able to maintain confidentiality.

Interpreter: Interprets for clients and volunteers, especially tax preparers. No tax training needed. Useful Skills: Bilingual in English and another language (Spanish and Russian especially helpful), good listening and communication skills, able to track different activities in a busy environment, works well with sensitive populations.

Greeter: Informs clients about process, makes sure intake forms are correctly filled out and assembled, maintains waitlist, and directs clients to next available tax preparer. No tax training needed. Useful Skills: Customer service experience, enthusiastic, friendly and outgoing, well organized, knowledgeable or willing to learn about CASH and AARP, conflict resolution skills.

Free tax assistance is provided in partnership with AARP Tax Aide, the nation's largest, free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service. We are fortunate to collaborate with AARP whose members bring over 41 years of experience. CASH Oregon is a community-based nonprofit organization committed to improving the financial health of working individuals and families.

VOLUNTEER TRAINING STARTS SOON! Contact CASH Oregon/AARP Tax-Aide NOW to join our volunteer team today!

To sign up or obtain additional information, please call Camille McDaniel at 503-243-7765 or e-mail her at [email protected]

Go to www.cashoregon.org to fill out your volunteer application Contact: Camille McDaniel – Volunteer and Outreach Manager Phone: 503-243-7765 E-mail: [email protected] Online: www.cashoregon.org