Income Tax Prep Assistance

Goodwill SCWI is a provider of the IRS volunteer income tax assistance program known as VITA. Certified volunteers provide FREE valuable tax assistance to low-income workers and individuals. Through Goodwill SCWI’s volunteer income tax assistance program known as VITA, trained volunteers provide FREE valuable tax assistance to low-income workers and individuals They help prepare income tax returns, answer questions and refer taxpayers to other resources as needed. Your local Goodwill provides this free tax preparation assistance in partnership with the IRS and the Wisconsin Department of Revenue.

With the help of over 25+ local volunteers, Goodwill SCWI’s 2020 VITA program grew to serve over 900 neighbors and community members.

 

Please note that taxes will not be prepared in-person in 2021. The IRS has pushed the tax deadline to May 15, 2021. For more information please visit the IRS website.  All appointments will be scheduled as Valet VITA.  This brief appointment consists of arriving during your scheduled time with your paperwork prepared, signing additional consent forms, and returning to the building once we have completed your return.  In order to keep everyone safe we are limiting the in-person interaction.  Also, while receiving VITA services, masks are required.  If you are unable or unwilling to wear a mask we ask that you utilize our self-preparation option.

Please complete the required intake forms.  To reduce in-person appointment length, we are requiring that taxpayers attend the appointment with these forms already completed.  If you have questions on how to fill out the paperwork or would like the paperwork to be mailed to your address please call 608-246-3140 ext. 1155 or send an email to vita@goodwillscwi.org

D-I-Y Taxes – Facilitated self-filing – taxpayer prepares own taxes with support from VITA Volunteers. New to VITA this year is a free secure link to tax preparation software for individuals who are interested in completing their own returns. Support by qualified VITA volunteers will be provided. For more information email vita@goodwillscwi.org

 

GOODWILL’S HOME OFFICE – APPOINTMENT SLOTS FULL
1302 Mendota St., Madison

February 3, 10, 17, 24
Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
April 7
3:00pm – 7:30pm

GOODWILL CAREER CENTER – APPOINTMENT SLOTS FULL
6291 McKee Road, Fitchburg

Thursday February 4, 11, 18, 25
March 4, 11, 18, 25
April 1
10 am – 4 pm

Saturday, February 6, 13, 20, 27
March 6, 13, 20, 27
April 3 10 am – 4 pm

Goodwill Northside Valet VITA – APPOINTMENT SLOTS FULL
2901 N. Sherman Ave., Madison

Thursday, February 11
March 4, 25
10 am – 2 pm

Saturday, February 20, March 6,27
10: am – 2 pm

D-I-Y Taxes – Facilitated self-filing – taxpayer prepares own taxes with support from VITA Volunteers. New to VITA this year is a free secure link to tax preparation software for individuals who are interested in completing their own returns. Support by qualified VITA volunteers will be provided. For more information email vita@goodwillscwi.org

 

Valet VITA Locations outside Dane County include:

Goodwill Portage Store – APPOINTMENT SLOTS FULL
2902 American Legion Dr., Portage

February 9, 13, 27
March 20
10 am – 2 pm

 

Portage Public Library – APPOINTMENT SLOTS FULL
253 W Edgewater Street, Portage

February 23
March 9, 16

 

Goodwill Fort Atkinson – APPOINTMENT SLOTS FULL
1530 Madison Ave, Fort Atkinson

Feb 24
March 11, 24
10 am – 2 pm

 

Goodwill Richland Center – APPOINTMENT SLOTS FULL
2946 Highway 14 East, Richland Center
February 12, 26
March 19
1 pm – 4 pm

 

Interested in completing your own taxes at home but aren’t sure you have the digital skills needed? Please visit GCFLearnFree.org for free resources that can help. From Microsoft Office and email to math, reading and more. Look for modules on Internet Basics, Internet Safety, and Typing.

To prepare your own taxes online please email MyTaxPrepBenefit@Goodwillscwi.org