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.comClick 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!


2 Responses to New Certification Levels for the 2014 Tax Preparation Season

  • Gene Wheeler says:

    I was able to volunteer the other year and I wanted to volunteer this year, but I forgot some of the details already, I think I’ll have to take another basic lessons again.

    • Eddie says:

      Hi, Gene. I know the feeling. I have to review basic every year myself. Link & Learn is expected to be updated and live with 2013 tax law lessons on November 18, 2013. If you are interested in volunteering in Pinellas County, our classroom training begins November 19th. I noticed Winter Haven in your website, so I wasn’t sure if you are local or not.

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