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 hosts tax preparation clinics at four Madison locations, plus locations outside of Dane County.

There are three kinds of tax preparation appointments available.

Full-Service: in Madison only, tax clients schedule an individual appointment with a volunteer to complete their return in a single 1 to 1 ½-hour appointment.

  1. Full-Service: offered only at the Goodwill SCWI Home Office and Fitchburg Career Center. Tax clients schedule an individual appointment with a volunteer to complete their return in a single 1 to 1 ½-hour appointment.
  2. Valet Service: available at all of our clinics this two-session option allows individuals to drop off their paperwork at the first appointment, volunteers prepare the return at different time, and the taxpayers return for a second appointment to review the completed filing.
  3. D-I-Y Service: using Goodwill provided computers and free software, the taxpayer prepares their own taxes with light on-site support.

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 the program and it’s past work that is dedicated to helping individuals right here in South Central Wisconsin.

If you are interested in volunteering with our VITA program please email vita@goodwillscwi.org for information on how to get involved.

2019 Income Tax Assistance Program Clinic Hours & Locations

Goodwill SCWI Home Office

1302 Mendota Street

Madison, WI 53714

In-person tax preparation and Valet

  • February 5, 12, 19, 26; Mar 4, 11, 18, 25

4:30pm – 8:30pm

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  • February 6, 13, 20, 27; Mar 5, 12, 19, 26

12 pm – 4 pm

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Goodwill SCWI Career Center

6291 McKee Rd, Suite C

Fitchburg, WI 53719

In-person tax preparation and Valet

  • February 1, 8, 15,22,29; Mar 7, 14, 21, 28; April 4

10 am – 4 pm

 

 

 

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Goodwill SCWI Home Office

1302 Mendota Street

Madison, WI 53714

Valet VITA

  • January 29, 30 (Homestead Credit Only)

4:30pm – 8:30pm (W); 12 pm – 4 pm (TH)

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D-I-Y Taxes – Facilitated self-filing
Taxpayer prepares own taxes with on-site support
Available at every clinic at Goodwill SCWI Home Office and
Goodwill SCWI Career Center

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Habitat for Humanity

3101 Latham Drive

Madison, WI 53713

Valet VITA

February 20; Mar 5, 19
4:30-6:30 PM

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Goodwill Northside

2901 N. Sherman Ave.

Madison, WI 53704

 Valet VITA

  • February 15; March 7, 21
  • 10 am – 2 pm

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Valet VITA Clinics Locations outside of Dane County include:

Portage Goodwill Store

2902 American Legion Dr.

Portage, WI 53901

  • February 8, 29; March 14

10 am – 2 pm

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Portage Public Library

253 W Edgewater St.

Portage, WI 53901

  • February 18, March 3

10 am – 2 pm

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Orchard Hollow Senior Apartments

1015 Collins Rd

Jefferson, WI 53549

  •  February 26, March 11, 25

10 am – 2 pm

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Schmitt Woodland Hills

1400 W. Seminary St.

Richland Center, WI 53581

  • February 7, 28; March 13

1 pm – 6 pm

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