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I had my VITA refresher training last Saturday. Besides the usual reminders of how things work, tax law changes, and additional paperwork for the new tax year, they mentioned certification levels. The sound track was that a volunteer who works on tax returns consistent with his certification level has protection from liability, while a volunteer who works on returns outside his certification level does not.

Is there a place on the IRS web site that lists what types of returns the various VITA certifications are good for? If it matters, I certified as Advanced but expect to be woring with many other people certified as Intermediate.

I searched the IRS site and found the concept of certification levels, but nothing specific as to what is covered by which level.

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