To participate in New York Cares Tax Prep Program, volunteers must complete IRS Certified Tax Preparer Training. This training is provided at no cost to the volunteer.
Link and Learn is the platform on which VITA Tax IRS certification is administered.
2019 Volunteer Standards of Conduct Training (10 questions)
2019 Intake/Interview and Quality Review Training (10 questions)
2019 Basic Exam OR 2019 Advance Exam.
You only need to answer 80% of the questions correctly and you have two chances to pass the test.
Yes, tax law, policies, and procedures change frequently. For this reason, New York Cares Tax Prep volunteers are required to recertify every year.