Would you like to help people in need in your community to navigate the Tax system at Tax time? You don’t need any special experience to be a Tax Help volunteer. Tax Help volunteers come from all areas of the community with a diverse range of ages and backgrounds. If you can spare a few hours each week between July and October, you can help.
The ATO will introduce you to myGovExternal Link and myTax and show you how to prepare and lodge tax returns online.
The ATO will reimburse you for any reasonable out-of-pocket expenses, such as travel and phone calls.
You can become a Tax Help volunteer if you:
*are at least 18 years old
*have lived in Australia permanently for the last two years
*can use a computer or mobile device
*meet the requirements of a pre-engagement check (which includes a police records check)
*can complete training, online and in person.
Tax Help volunteers train between March and June each year.
Training is self-paced and online so you will need access to a computer and the internet.
An ATO community liaison officer will oversee and guide you through the training and support you once you begin delivering Tax Help in your community.
If you are interested in becoming a Tax Help volunteer next year and would like more information, email your name, phone number, suburb and state of where you live to SBITtaxhelp@ato.gov.au