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 will kick off the tax season on January 26, EITC Awareness Day, by offering walk-in tax preparation at the George Bray Neighborhood YMCA from 4 to 7 p.m. Tax resources and snacks will also be available. Click here to learn more.
Call 2-1-1 today to schedule an appointment.
Appointments required. Walk-ins not accepted.
Locations for the 2018 tax season
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 2018 (1/6, 1/13, and 1/20). A commitment of three hours 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 29, 2018.
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.