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Link & Learn Taxes linking volunteers to quality e-learning

Link & Learn Taxes e-Learning
Link & Learn Taxes is self-paced e-learning for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (VITA/TCE) program. This training will instruct you in the VITA/TCE return preparation process and tax law covered in the VITA/TCE program.

Click here to see the content of each course.

Click the Certifications Paths tab above to select your certification level and access the student and teacher course materials.

Course evaluation   Course Evaluation

We welcome your suggestions for improving your experience, as well as that of the taxpayers you serve. Please complete the electronic evaluation for your course or mail your concerns to:

Internal Revenue Service - Stop 45WI – VITA/TCE Training – 401 West Peachtree Street, NW – Atlanta, GA 30308

Although we cannot respond individually to each letter, we do appreciate your feedback and will consider your comments in future updates to this site.

Thank you for volunteering your time to provide this valuable service.

VITA/TCE Central    Introducing the new VITA/TCE Central your one-stop shop for volunteer training.

VITA/TCE Central lets you find your most frequently used tools on one page—certification tests, training and testing PDFs, evaluations, Practice Lab, instructor tools and more!

Additional training modules (Volunteer Standards of Conduct, Form 13614-C, Intake/Interview and Quality Review Training, optional specialty courses, and Site Coordinator training) are also available on VITA/TCE Central.

Additional Resources

Practice Lab  Tax Software Practice Lab

Arrow start  Partner and Volunteer Resource Center

Arrow start  Quality and Volunteer Tax Alerts

Arrow start  Latest Tax Information for Individuals

Arrow start  Publication 5192, Ten Key Points for Communicating with People with Disabilities

The following videos describe the taxpayer experience at free tax preparation sites and explain basic information about the return preparation process. This information is beneficial for the volunteers who serve as American Sign Language interpreters at the sites across the country and useful for anyone who wants to better understand the tax preparation process.

Arrow start  ASL: Get Free Tax Help

Arrow start  ASL: What to Bring at Tax Time

Arrow start  ASL: Understanding Your Tax Return

To receive the full benefits of the e-learning interactivity in this course, you must have JavaScript enabled on your computer. If you cannot enable JavaScript on your computer, request a printed version of the course (Publication 4491) at your volunteer center or download the file

If you don't already have it, get Adobe Acrobat Reader® to view and practice with sample tax forms. Adobe Acrobat version 8.0 or later is required.