Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Are you a Madison College student, employee, or alumni in need of free tax preparation assistance? Madison College can help if you are eligible for our service!
Madison College participates in the Internal Revenue Service's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA). The VITA Program offers free tax help to qualified taxpayers with an annual income below $56,000. The Madison College VITA program is only open to students, employees, and alumni of Madison College.
Trained student volunteers help you prepare your tax return, including helping you access special tax credits you may qualify for, such as:
- Earned Income Tax Credit
- Child Tax Credit
- Education Credits
In addition to free tax return preparation assistance, we also offer free electronic filing (e-filing) to help you get your refund faster.
Learn more about free tax return preparation for qualifying tax payers and what to bring to your appointment, such as a completed rent certificate signed by your landlord if you are eligible for the Wisconsin Homestead Credit.
For eligibility verification and to schedule an appointment, call the Accounting & Business Lab at (608) 243-4310. Madison College's VITA program is open from early February through mid March, preparing returns on Wednesday afternoons only.