Top 10 reasons to volunteer
What do you do during the summer after tax season ends? It’s a question we get all the time at Prepare + Prosper. My answer is always taxes, a lot of taxes, among planning and running our other programs like Money Mentors and FAIR.
Many may not realize that we offer free tax preparation and financial services well after the April 15 (or this year April 18) deadline. Who’s filing taxes in the summer you might be wondering? The answer is people with back years’ taxes to do, amendments to tax returns, letters from the IRS, property tax returns that are due on August 15, and then people who weren’t required to file income taxes by the April 15. It's a little-known fact that if you’re due a refund, you aren't penalized if you don’t file by Tax Day.
Come April each year, we recruit an additional team of volunteer tax preparers, tax site specialists, and financial advocates for our tax clinics during the summer and fall.