Contact

Accounting Lab


Truax E3849
1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704

CALL: (608) 243-4310
Email

SUMMER HOURS 

Monday and Thursday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Lab Staff
Ross Silburn
Administrative Lead
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Joanne Dischler
Faculty Liaison
(608) 616-3351
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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

 

TRUAX, Room E3849
1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704

VITA Staff
Kim Varsho, Accounting instructor

CALL: (608) 243-4194
Email

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

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 under $54,000.

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
  • Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled

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, including a completed rent certificate signed by your landlord if you are eligible for the Wisconsin Homestead Credit. 

For an appointment, call the Accounting Lab at (608) 243-4310 or book your appointment online.  

  • Do I qualify for Tax Assistance

    To qualify for the VITA program at Madison College you must have a:

    • Combined household income less than $54,000
    • Valid Social Security Card/ITIN
    • Photo Identification

    Please see a professional tax preparer for assistance with more complicated returns involving the following: 

    • Married filing separately
    • Schedule D (Capital Gains and Losses of Stocks)-1099-B
    • Out of State, Part year or Non residence State returns
    • Schedule C (Profit or Loss from Business)-1099-MISC
    • Schedule E (Rental Property & Losses)
    • Sale of Home-1099-S
    • Cancellation of Debt: Credit Card, Foreclosure, Etc-1099-C
    • Form 8615 (investment income for minors)
    • Parts 4 & 5 of Form 8962 (Premium Tax Credits)
    • Bankruptcy Claims Amendments
    • Tip income not reported on W-2
    • Form 8606 (non-deductible IRA)
    • Schedule K-1 (Beneficiary‚Äôs Share of Income Deductions, Credits)

    Due to IRS restrictions, certain returns cannot be prepared because of complexity. Upon reviewing your documents, if we find your return beyond our scope we reserve the right to decline assistance to protect both parties. 

  • I am a student and want to volunteer

    As a student volunteer, you will be providing a valuable community service while gaining real life experience. Participating in VITA is a great resume builder too.

    If you are interested in becoming a volunteer you must complete a training program provided by the IRS and pass an exam.

    For additional information on how to become a volunteer contact:

    Kim Varsho
    (608) 243-4194