New Certification Levels for the 2014 Tax Preparation Season
Hello, VITA volunteers. As we approach 2014, I know you are all as excited as I am about mastering the latest changes in tax law and getting your 2013 tax law certifications. There are significant changes to tax law certifications beginning this year. For volunteer tax preparers, the certification levels have been revised and there is no longer an Intermediate level. There is Basic and Advanced. Now, if you are a returning volunteer, you may choose either the Basic or Advanced certification tests. If you choose Advanced, you aren’t required to take the Basic in addition. For new volunteer tax preparers, the Standards of Conduct and Basic certification will be the minimum requirements. Click here to read more about the certification changes
Link & Learn has not updated for 2013 tax law yet, but we expect it to be up and running by the second week of November with the new certification paths. For now, if you would like to review any of the tax law lessons, you may do so at www.LinkLearnCertification.com. Click here for a step-by-step guide on setting up your Link & Learn account and using the website. This step-by-step guide has not been updated yet with the new certification paths, but it will help you access the website and see the lessons for prior year tax law.
Information about classroom training sessions is coming soon!