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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

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Filing Taxes


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We connect trained volunteers with taxpayers in need of tax services.

Need help completing your taxes? Never fear, VITA is here! The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program connects our campus with our community to improve tax literacy in our region. Taxpayers get free tax services from IRS-certified VITA volunteers.

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Tax Prep Options

February through March, we provide three options for your tax preparation so you can choose what's best for you.


Meet one-on-one with a volunteer who will help you file your taxes.

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Need more flexibility in your schedule? Drop-off option is available!

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If you feel comfortable doing taxes on your own and make $73,000 or less, you can file for free through the IRS website.

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"People who are on disability, we can't afford to pay the amount of money that companies want to charge. Liberty Tax wanted to charge $150, and I don't have that kind of money. So I learned about VITA, and here I am. And I'm very happy with it."

Taxpayer in the Green Bay community
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For Taxpayers

We want to do everything we can to help you. In order to do that, we need you to understand what tax returns we can help with and what documents you need to have available when you meet with us. Keep in mind we help people who make less than $58,000, have disabilities or are elderly and need assistance.

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Volunteer helps elderly couple with taxes

For Volunteers

The more volunteers we have, the more people we can help. Becoming an IRS-certified volunteer takes about a month, and no prior tax experience is needed. Find out what you need to do to become certified.

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Center for Financial Wellness

Tax preparation is a good first step to financial wellness, but there is more to your finances, including spending plans, establishing credit and positive saving practices. Our Center for Financial Wellness is here to help!

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Owen Simonar, Staff Accountant at Uphill CPA Firm

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"[VITA] is great hands-on learning for the Accounting students because they're able to do tax returns and get them reviewed by a professional, and they're able to learn from that."

Owen Simonar '24
Staff Accountant at Uphill CPA Firm

Zhuoli Axelton

Need Support?

Meet Professor Zhuoli Axelton, the director of this program. If you want to make an appointment, have questions about becoming certified or need more information, don't hesitate to get in touch with her!

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