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 joint or own rental property.
- VITA volunteers are able to prepare returns for tax years 2014 through current tax year.
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.
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 through July 31, 2018 to help with:
- free state and federal filing
- amended returns
- IRS letters
Appointments required. Walk-ins not accepted.
To schedule an appointment, please contact Lori Riffer 262-456-6468
Racine/Kenosha Money Conference
New this year, VITA services will be available as a workshop.
When: Saturday, November 3, 2018
8:30am - 1:00pm (Registration & light breakfast at 7:30am)
Where: Knapp Elementary School
2701 17th St, Racine
Pre-registered by October 26, 2018 Day of the event
Adults $3.00 Adults $6.00
Youth (under 18 years) FREE Youth (under 18 years) $2.00
Unable to pay? Call us to discuss other options. 608-663-6332
Questions regarding VITA services can be directed to Lori Riffer 262-456-6468
- If filing joint, both taxpayers must be present. Return can not be completed until it is signed by both taxpayers.
For more information about VITA, contact Lori Riffer at 262-456-6468.