FL TON - VITA Resources

WHAT IS THE FLORIDA TAXPAYER OPPORTUNITY NETWORK (FL TON)?

The Florida Taxpayer Opportunity Network, often referred as the FL TON [pronounced Florida tun], is an affiliation of professionals and volunteers across the state who recognize, much as the Taxpayer Opportunity Network led by Prosperity Now (formerly CFED) does at the national level, paying taxes is a fundamental part of the American experience.


The primary responsibility of the FL TON is to make the tax-paying experience an opportunity for Floridians to spend, save and invest today for a better tomorrow.


Florida Prosperity Partnership guides the FL TON in a number of specific ways:

  • THE CONVENER - Act as a convener of statewide VITA and free tax preparation site leaders to collaborate and share model practices that help all those serving the VITA initiative serve taxpayers to the best of their ability.
  • THE LEADER - Function as a go-to source for resource-, knowledge- and content-sharing for all VITA- and free tax preparation-related efforts.
  • THE EDUCATOR - Lead VITA volunteer certification preparation sessions. Please contact Barry Altland at Barry@FloridaProsperityPartnership.org to discuss options.
  • THE CATALYST - Conduct ongoing leadership development for all VITA and free tax preparation site coordinators and leaders to support providing a meaningful, fulfilling experience for volunteers.
  • THE PARTNER - Offer space as a central repository for all VITA- and free tax preparation-related resources and content.
  • THE ADVOCATE - Most importantly, advocate for the VITA initiative’s ability to deepen the connection between additional available services and guidance leading to greater financial stability for Floridians.

Who comprises the FL TON? If you . . .

  • Work with an organization or entity that operates a VITA or free tax preparation site in the state of Florida, you are part of the FL TON.
  • Directly manage a VITA or free tax preparation site in the state of Florida, you are part of the FL TON.
  • Provide leadership as a site coordinator or paid staff member at a VITA or free tax preparation site in the state of Florida, you are part of the FL TON.
  • Volunteer at a VITA or free tax preparation site in the state of Florida, you are part of the FL TON.
  • Support others who serve at a VITA or free tax preparation site in the state of Florida, you are part of the FL TON.


To deepen your connection with the FL TON, please contact Barry Altland at Barry@FloridaProsperityPartnership.org.


FPP would like to thank the following for their support: