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.
- VITA services are not available for taxpayers filing married filing seperate or own rental property.
- VITA volunteers are able to prepare returns for tax years 2015 through current tax year.
Call 2-1-1 beginning January 15, 2019 to schedule your VITA tax appointment.
- Appointments required
- Walk-ins not accepted
- Drop off services available at all sites during operational hours.
Mondays and Wednesdays
1717 Taylor Avenue
1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Check in at Classroom F.
2701 17th Street
4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Enter through Community Room door off of 17th Street
Gateway Technical College
1001 South Main Street
Classroom 206 on the second floor
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Case High School
735 Washington Ave
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Enter through the theatre door.
- If filing joint, both taxpayers must be present. Return can not be completed until it is signed by both taxpayers.
As a VITA volunteer, you can make a difference in the lives of Racine County residents. Multiple volunteer positions are available:
No experience is required. Training is webbased, free, and can be completed at your own pace. Tax-filing certification classes will be held on the first three Saturdays of January 2019 (1/5, 1/12, and 1/19). A commitment of one 2-4 hour shift per week is required during tax season (January through April). We offer a flexible schedule including weekdays, evenings and weekends. Tax filing will begin January 28, 2019.
Greeters welcome tax filers to the VITA site and make sure that tax filers have all the information needed to complete their tax returns.
Bilingual interpreters will work alongside clients and preparers for a streamlined process.
For more information about VITA, contact Lori Riffer at 262-456-6468.