NeighborWorks Umpqua Needs Volunteers for Roseburg, North Bend, and Reedsport Tax Preparation Site

NeighborWorks Umpqua partners with IRS to open Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Sites

NeighborWorks Umpqua is seeking interested persons to volunteer for their Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Site for this upcoming tax season in Roseburg, Reedsport, and North Bend. No experience is needed to volunteer, but all interested persons need to commit to volunteer a minimum of 80 hours (40 training hours and 40 tax filing) for any of our sites. After passing the IRS exams to be a volunteer preparer, our volunteers will work as a team to prepare and file taxes for interested individuals.     

“We are honored to have partnered with the IRS to open these sites and serve our community,” explains Becky McKenney, Volunteer Coordinator with NeighborWorks Umpqua. “With these volunteer led tax sites, we are hoping to increase participation in tax credits like the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) that are often missed with self-filing.”   

According to the Senate Majority Office with the Oregon State Legislature, in 2013 – the most recent year of available statistics – Oregon’s participation with EITC was 74 percent, falling well below the 80-percent national average. NeighborWorks Umpqua hopes to increase that number by helping individuals file their taxes and participate in the EITC along with other tax credits that could be missed.  

The tax preparation site in Reedsport will be located at 150 South 20 Street, Reedsport, OR 97467,  our North Bend site will be located at 1611 Virginia Ave #166, North Bend, OR 97459, and our Roseburg site will be located at 730 Cass Street, Roseburg, OR 97470. All of our tax sites will open February 3, 2020, and go through April 13, 2020. Those interested in volunteering should contact Becky at rmckenney@nwumpqua.org or 541-249-5328. NeighborWorks Umpqua is on the lookout for a Site Coordinator for the area from January to April. For more information, visit https://nwumpqua.applytojob.com/apply/eELOvnYBx9/Site-Coordinator-For-The-Volunteer-Income-Tax-Assistance-VITA-Program.