MIDDLE TOWNSHIP – Volunteers are needed for the county’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program who will be trained to help area residents with their income tax preparations, according to a press release.

The program is governed by the county’s Division of Aging and Disabilities Services and the Retired Senior Volunteer Program.

“Volunteering with VITA is a rewarding experience while also serving a vital role in Cape May County,” said Freeholder Jeffrey L. Pierson, who oversees the programs. “We appreciate all who volunteer and share their skills to help with our various programs and services, our success largely depends on them.”

Pierson said volunteers will receive training and certification by the IRS and New Jersey State Tax Office, or they can choose a volunteer role that does not require tax law certification.

As an IRS-certified VITA volunteer, volunteers will be able to provide free basic income tax return preparation. Last year, more than 750 Cape May County residents received assistance through VITA.

The hours are flexible, the training is free and the time commitment is up to the volunteer, Pierson said.

For more information, call Rachel Sanfo, RSVP director, at 609-886-3400.

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