Volunteer Training Center

Amendment Training 

During our Summer Sessions, we often see Taxpayers who need to correct their tax returns (1040-x). This amendment training will show you how to complete an amendment return with a practice scenario.  We would love to see you at our summer session from June – September. You can sign up using your VolunteerHub account.

TaxSlayer Practice Lab – https://vita.taxslayerpro.com/IRStraining  – Universal Password: TRAINPROWEB

Amendment Training Deck

Amendment Tracker

Amendment Training Video

Amendment Training Practice:

Practice Return: Walter Rivers

Materials are available at Ladder Up office as well.

The regular Training Season for 2024 will begin in November 2023. 


2023 Certification Training is now CLOSED – join us in November for the upcoming season. 

Ladder Up’s training is now CLOSED – join us in November 2023 training. Ladder Up will offer in-person and virtual training.

Types of Training Available:

  • Intake/Case Review Training – Virtual
  • Basic IRS Certification Training – In-person ONLY
  • Advanced IRS Certification Training – In-person and Virtual (Advanced virtual training is recommended for returning volunteers)

Don’t wait -sign-up today through VolunteerHub platform.  If you do not have an account already, please create one and sign-up!  We also encourage you to sign-up for our newsletter. We will update you on all future volunteering opportunities, events, and much more! 

Contact us at volunteer@goladderup.org



If you’re a new volunteer or just need a refresher, we recommend reviewing our pre-reads for more information before your scheduled training.

Volunteering with Ladder Up – Overview Pre-Read

Intake/Case Review Training

Materials for Training: 

You will receive a hard copy of these materials during an in-person training session. 

Primary Resources and Publications: (DO NOT PRINT)

2022-2023 Mini Manual – Mini-manual will be available at in-person training and at the tax sites for each volunteer.

Pub 4012 – This volunteer resource guide will assist you in completing a tax return using TaxSlayer.

Pub 4491 – IRS training guide. Use this publication to read about tax law topics in detail.

Get started in Link and Learn:

Virtual Training Link

This training includes the lecture and a demo for Tax Slayer for Basic Scenario 7. If you wish to see a demo of an Advanced Scenario, please look at the links below “Tax Slayer Tutorial Videos.”

2022 Virtual Training Recording 
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2022 Tax Year IRS Basic Test
2022 Tax Year IRS Advanced Test
2022 Tax Year Circular 230 Test

TaxSlayer Tutorial Videos

Logging into TaxSlayer for the first time – Video

TaxSlayer Tutorial Video – Basic Information 

TaxSlayer Tutorial Video – Income 

TaxSlayer Tutorial Video – Schedule C

TaxSlayer Tutorial Video – Supplemental Materials

Additional Resources

Tax Site Checklists:

Case Reviewer Checklist

Tax Preparer Checklist – with New TaxSlayer enhancements for the tax season

Quality Reviewer Checklist – Use this checklist to guide you on what to verify before explaining the tax return.

Amendment Checklist – Use this checklist to create a Form 1040-X if the taxpayer needs to make corrections to an original tax return.