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. For the upcoming tax season, United Way of Racine County's VITA will offer services at Racine County Workforce Solutions in Racine and Burlington, Gateway Technical College in Racine, George Bray Neighborhood YMCA, and Knapp Elementary School. Dates and times will be announced.

During tax season, you can schedule a VITA appointment by calling 2-1-1. To make an appointment during off season, contact Lori Riffer at 262-456-6468. Appointments are required. Walk-ins will not be accepted. 

Tax Assistance Tuesdays
Tuesdays 2-4 PM
(by appointment only)
United Way of Racine County
2000 Domanik Drive
Racine, WI 53404

To schedule an appointment for extended tax assistance with federal and state returns, homestead, amended returns, or assistance with IRS letters, contact Lori Riffer at 262-456-6468.

What can I do as a VITA volunteer?

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.