What is VITA?
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is a national program staffed by local volunteers to provide free preparation and electronic filing of tax returns. It’s an important service to thousands of individuals and families in this county with low-to-moderate incomes who are eligible for tax credits.
You can schedule a VITA appointment by calling 2-1-1. Appointments are required. Walk-ins will not be accepted.
What can I do as a VITA volunteer?
We need your help! As a tax preparer, you can make a difference in the lives of Racine County residents. No experience is required. Training is webbased, free and can be completed at your own pace. A commitment of four hours per week is required during tax season (January through April 2017). We offer a flexible schedule including weekdays, evenings and weekends.
There are also opportunities available that don’t involve preparing taxes. We need volunteers to serve as:
Greeters welcome tax filers to the VITA site and make sure that tax filers have all the information needed to complete their tax returns.
Bi-lingual interpreters will work alongside clients and preparers for a streamlined process.
For more information about VITA, contact Lori Riffer at 262-456-6468.