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Volunteers Needed to Help Prepare Tax Forms, Free Training Provided

Los Angeles Air Force Base -- The Los Angeles Air Force Base Legal Office is gearing up for the 2007 tax season. Currently, the office is looking for volunteers to assist in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program. 

Active duty military, civilian, retirees or family members can volunteer. They must be available for training by the Internal Revenue Service, Jan. 15 through 18, and California Franchise Tax Board, Jan. 22 through 25.

Volunteers must commit to learning a substantial amount of tax information and be willing to help prepare tax returns throughout the tax season. Working at least two hours a week at the tax center, which is located in the Legal Office, is required of all volunteers. The program provides volunteers with an opportunity for community service credit and free education.

To volunteer or find out more information about the program, call 653-3600 by Dec. 20.

Supported by the highest levels of the Department of Defense, the VITA program gives free in-house tax expertise and electronic filing for military personnel, retirees and their families. Tax assistance will be available on base January through April 2008.