Income Tax Prep Assistance

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 will host tax preparation clinics at four Madison locations, plus three locations outside of Dane County.

In Madison you can choose from either a single, 1 to 1 1/2-hour appointment where our volunteers complete the process with you, or two 30-minute sessions. With the two-session option, you drop off your paperwork at the first appointment, your return is prepared by volunteers, and you review and complete the filing at the second appointment.  Outside of Madison, we are offering only the 2-session, drop-off option.

To participate in the VITA service this year, please:

    • Schedule your appointment(s).
      1. Call 608-246-3140 x155
      2. If you are married and filing jointly, both spouses must attend.

Taxpayers are urged to bring all necessary information and/or paperwork to their appointment. Please note when filing for 2018 Homestead Credit:

  • Meet one of the following conditions :
      • You (or your spouse, if married) have earned income during the year.
      • You (or your spouse, if married) are disabled. (See definition of “disabled”.)
      • You (or your spouse, if married) are 62 years of age or older at the end of 2018.

    Click here For a full outline of eligibility.

You (or your spouse, if married) are 62 years of age or older at the end of 2018. Click here For a full outline of eligibility.

We will host our tax preparation clinics at 4 locations in the Madison area. For in-person tax preparation services please anticipate an appointment length of about 1 to 1½ hours.  For Valet VITA please anticipate two appointments of 30 minutes each.

 

Goodwill SCWI Home Office

1302 Mendota Street
Madison, WI 53714

In-person tax preparation

  • February 6, 13, 20, 27; Mar 6, 13, 20

4:30pm – 8:30pm

  • February 7, 14, 21, 28; Mar 7, 14, 21

12 pm – 4 pm

Goodwill SCWI Career Center

6291 McKee Rd, Suite C
Fitchburg, WI 53719

In-person tax preparation

  • February 9, 16; Mar 2, 16, 23

10 am – 4 pm

 

New for 2019!

Goodwill SCWI Home Office

1302 Mendota Street
Madison, WI 53714

Valet VITA

  • Jan 23, 24, 30, 31 (Homestead Credit Only)
  • 4:30pm – 8:30pm (W); 12 pm – 4 pm (TH)
 

 

Goodwill SCWI Career Center

6291 McKee Rd, Suite C
Fitchburg, WI 53719

D-I-Y VITA – self-filing – taxpayer prepares own taxes with on-site support

  • February 10 & March 10 – 1pm – 4pm
  • February 26 – 5:30pm – 7:30pm

 

New for 2019!

Habitat for Humanity

3101 Latham Drive
Madison, WI 53713

Valet VITA

  • February 20, 28; Mar 6, 14, 20, 28
  • 12 pm – 4 pm (W); 4:30 – 8:30 pm (TH)
 

New for 2019!

Goodwill Northside

2901 N. Sherman Ave.
Madison, WI 53704

 

Valet VITA

  • February 2, 23 & March 9
  • 10 am – 2 pm

Valet VITA Locations outside Dane County include:

Portage Goodwill Store

2902 American Legion Dr.
Portage, WI 53901

 

  • February 2, 23 & March 9
  • 10 am – 2 pm
Orchard Hollow Senior Apartments

1015 Collins Rd
Jefferson, WI 53549

 

  • February 27, March 13, 27
  • 10 am – 2 pm
Schmitt Woodland Hills

1400 W. Seminary St.
Richland Center, WI 53581

 

  • February 8, March 1, & 15
  • 1 pm – 6 pm