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VITA

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. 

  • 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.

 

NAVIGATION

What is VITA?
How to receive VITA's services
•  Locations
•  What to bring
Become a VITA volunteer

 

HOW TO RECEIVE VITA'S SERVICES

Call Lori Riffer at 262-456-6468 to schedule after season tax help.

     - Appointments required

     - Walk-ins not accepted

  

 

Locations                                                                                               

Tuesdays

Every other Tuesday from April 30th through June 25th

Workforce Solutions
1717 Taylor Avenue
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Check in at Classroom G.

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

 

 

 

Current photo identification (driver’s license, state ID or student ID)
Social security cards or ITINs for you, your spouse (if married), and any dependents you are claiming.
  • If filing joint, both taxpayers must be present. Return can not be completed until it is signed by both taxpayers.
All wage and tax statements, including the following forms:
• W-2
• W-2G
• 1099-R
• 1099-G
• SSA-1099
• 1099-INT
• 1099-DIV
 
1095-A or other documents to show proof of health insurance.
Any other tax document(s) you’ve received.
Bank information for direct deposit (routing and account number).
If you are not sure if VITA needs it, bring it along.
 
Homestead credit is available to Wisconsin residents with an income under $24,680. Bring your property tax bill or rent certificate and SSI, Wisconsin Works payment documents, and child support amount recieved from the year you are filing. 
 

As a VITA volunteer, you can make a difference in the lives of Racine County residents. Multiple volunteer positions are available:

Tax Preparers
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
Greeters welcome tax filers to the VITA site and make sure that tax filers have all the information needed to complete their tax returns.

Interpreters
Bilingual interpreters will work alongside clients and preparers for a streamlined process.

For more information about VITA, contact Lori Riffer at 262-456-6468.