There are a number of volunteer programs in the US aimed at improving the quality of life of those individuals who seek help regardless of its kind and quantity. Preparing tax-related documentation is not an exception — each American citizen may express a wish to become a VITA/TCE volunteer and assist in creating accurate returns.
However, one has to approve of being a qualified specialist. You will have to successfully pass the tests (presented in Form 6744) to get an appropriate certificate. The paper consists of a detailed description of the requirements, possible test questions to get ready to, and the scenarios to analyze. As a qualified specialist, you will also have to make tax returns after studying particular cases.
You may necessitate asking for special accommodations to complete the test. Do not hesitate to contact your instructor, who will be responsible for providing you with everything you need.
There are several requirements to be met:
To access a downloadable fillable template, use our form-building software.
This form is not a typical IRS one, which has to be completed with your personal details and money or tax-related data. It consists of more than 250 pages. You should prepare to answer the test questions shown in the sections described below:
Get Acquainted with the Volunteer Standards
Study the introductory information and answer the questions presented herein. All of these are multiple-choice.
Review the Intake/Interview and Test Questions
This section also consists of ten multiple-choice questions. You will have to look through the materials you got at the training to answer.
Learn the Coordinator’s Test Questions
This part contains 15 questions of different types. You do not have to complete it unless you are a designated coordinator.
Analyze the Basic Course Scenarios
Various cases are shown in this section. You must analyze the first five of them and choose the correct options for the corresponding test questions. The applicant or preparer should study the sixth, seventh, and eighth cases carefully in order to complete the tax returns. Proceed to answer some of the further questions, as shown below.
Read about Advanced Course Scenarios
This part is very similar to the previous one, though you will have to deal with more complex cases in this section. Please pay attention to the info you submit.
Learn about Qualified Volunteer Cases
Look into the presented scenarios and choose the best answers. Then, calculate and insert tax returns where needed.
Provide Answers on Military Course Scenarios
This section is dedicated to working with the army members’ taxes specifically.
Answer the International Course Test Questions
You will need to manage the out-of-US individuals’ tax issues in this part.
Learn More about the Federal Tax Law Updates
All of the questions in this section are based on calendar-year taxpayers. The whole section is represented by a Test for Circular 230 Professionals. Get acquainted with it and fill out the answers (if necessary).
Take the 2020 VITA/TCE Foreign Student Test
And yet there is another test for beginning volunteers to take. Here, you will need to work with two forms and 50 online questions.
Those who intend to volunteer for these programs are welcome to use online materials prepared by the IRS. There also are eBooks containing relevant data available online and an online app designed to help you achieve better results.