The Tax Section has partnered with the Armed Forces and the IRS to provide military VITA training on bases across the country. Adopt-A-Base volunteers commit to teaching tax return preparation classes to military VITA volunteers, who then prepare free returns for other service members and their families.
When the Adopt-A-Base program was launched during the 2012 filing season, Tax Section members provided Military VITA instruction at 4 Armed Forces installations. The program has gained momentum with each passing year, and in the 2014 filing season, Tax Section members provided instruction at 24 training sites for 31 Armed Forces installations in 14 states and the District of Columbia.
Numerous opportunities exist for tax lawyers to participate at local training sites, and the Section of Taxation needs “a few good tax lawyers” to fill all of the Military VITA instruction opportunities available through the IRS and the Armed Forces. More information can be found on the Section of Taxation website. For questions about opportunities to volunteer as a Military VITA instructor, contact Wells Hall, Section Vice Chair (Pro Bono and Outreach) (firstname.lastname@example.org;704-417-3206) or Derek Wagner, Section Pro Bono Staff Counsel (Derek.Wagner@americanbar.org; 202-442-3425).