Free Tax Filing Program Seeks Volunteers
The Bucks County Opportunity Council, a local non-profit agency serving low-income families and individuals, is seeking additional volunteers for its free tax-preparation program called Buck$Back.
Retired and practicing accountants, college students and individuals with no prior tax-preparation experience who complete our training program are welcome. Training is free and available in person or online. Volunteers are also needed for non-tax assistance roles, such as greeters.
Operated in partnership with the Internal Revenue Service, Bucks$Back provides tax preparation assistance to low-income residents of Bucks County including e-filing, direct deposit for refunds and convenient preset appointments. Our clients include low-income working individuals, families, the elderly, and those with disabilities.
The Buck$Back program has assisted struggling families and individuals to obtain crucial refunds that can be used for debt reduction, savings, education costs, or reliable transportation.
Over the past eight years, Buck$Back volunteers have assisted in preparing more than 6,000 returns for low-income taxpayers, providing a value of $10.5 million in refunds, credits, rebates and fee savings.
For specific information about the program or to volunteer, call Jill at 215-345-8175, ext. 221 or sign up at bcoc.org/volunteer/.
Bucks County Opportunity Council, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping low-income people in Bucks County achieve and maintain economic self-sufficiency. For more information, contact Jessie Marushak, Director of Development, at (215) 345-8175 ext. 204.