November 20, 2020
Issue Number: VTA 2021-01
Inside This Issue: Certification Testing and Using Practice Lab
The purpose of Volunteer Tax Alerts (VTAs) is to update, correct or clarify tax law topics. VTA messages are valuable educational tools that are highly beneficial when delivered immediately to you as our intended audience, IRS VITA and TCE partners and certified volunteers.
Link(s) to latest VTA: VTA-2021-01 Certification Testing and Using Practice Lab
Key Messages for IRS VITA/TCE Partners: Site/local coordinators are to ensure all VTAs are reviewed and discussed with all volunteers. It is recommended that you hold daily debriefings with your volunteers to review identified trends. This is also a good time to allow your volunteers the opportunity to read the alert(s), ask questions or discuss any concerns surrounding their tax preparation experience.
Contact information: Partners are encouraged to direct any questions or concerns to their Relationship Manager.
Publication 4012, VITA/TCE Volunteer Resource Guide
Publication 4491X, VITA/TCE Training Supplement
Publication 4396A, Partner Resource Package
Publication 17, Your Federal Income Tax
Interactive Tax Assistant (ITA)