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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. 


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


Tax Assistance Tuesdays

VITA 's services aren't limited to tax season.  Volunteers continue to provide tax support to Racine County resients filing after the tax deadline.

Appointments are available to help with:

  • free state and federal filing
  • homestead
  • amended returns
  • IRS letters

Appointments required. Walk-ins not accepted. 

Call 262-445-6468 today to schedule an appointment.

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.
All wage and tax statements, including the following forms:
• W-2
• W-2G
• 1099-R
• 1099-G
• SSA-1099
• 1099-INT
• 1099-DIV
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 2017 property tax bill or rent certificate and SSI or Wisconsin Works payment documents. 

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 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.