Meet New People AND Make a Difference

Interested in meeting new people?  Want to make a difference in your community?  Consider becoming a volunteer tax preparer.

Community Action Planning Council is seeking volunteers to help provide free income tax preparation services to low to moderate income households in Jefferson County.  Volunteers learn to prepare taxes and make a difference at the same time!

Previous tax preparation experience is not necessary.  Volunteers receive extensive training and earn IRS certification.  Training materials, videos and practice forms are accessible online.  Additional training support is available through the agency’s network of veteran tax preparation volunteers.

Community Action Planning Council offers tax preparation services at various sites throughout Jefferson County.  Last year, volunteers assisted 907 households through the filing process, helping them to qualify for a total of $1,006,580 in refunds.

For more information, contact Community Action Planning Council at 315.782.4900, ext. 250.  Volunteering is rewarding – and fun.  Call today and find out how you can get involved in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program.


Agency staff, volunteers and representatives from the IRS gathered on May 23 to celebrate another successful tax season. Pictured, from left: Melinda Gault, executive director, Gisele Young, volunteer tax preparer, Marie Mesmer and Joseph Hayek, IRS representatives.