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.
Goodwill hosted tax preparation clinics at four Madison locations, plus three locations outside of Dane County.
In Madison, individuals chose from either a single, 1 to 1 1/2-hour appointment where our volunteers completed the process in person, or two 30-minute sessions. With the two-session option, individuals dropped off their paperwork at the first appointment, the return was prepared by volunteers, and individuals reviewed and completed the filing at the second appointment.
With the help of over 30+ local volunteers, Goodwill SCWI’s 2019 VITA program grew over 40%. Volunteers dedicated over 700 hours as they prepared taxes for their neighbors and community members. Hundreds of individuals and families took advantage of this program. Learn more about this program dedicated to helping individuals right here in South Central Wisconsin.