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It’s tax season once again, and if you need help, check out the IRS’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, or VITA.
The VITA program connects volunteers with tax-filing experience with people with low incomes who want help making sure their taxes are filed correctly and that they get the maximum return they are entitled to.
You can get help through the VITA program at multiple locations in and around Milwaukee, some of which allow walk-ins while others require an appointment. Some locations also help in English and Spanish. You can find a full list of VITA locations here.
This year’s tax deadline is Tuesday, April 18. However, many locations offering VITA require you to submit documents by late March or early April.
Click here to see what documents you should bring to your VITA appointment and look below to see the list of some organizations that offer the VITA program.
From the archives: You can read more about how the VITA program works here.
Riverworks Development Corporation
Riverworks Development Corporation, located 526 E. Concordia Ave., offers the VITA tax program year-round through its financial clinic. Services are offered in English and Spanish. You can schedule an in-person appointment or submit your documents online. The deadline to submit documents is March 25.
For more information and to schedule an appointment, click here.
From the archives: NNS Spotlight: Riverworks clinic teaches financial literacy.
Social Development Commission
The Social Development Commission, or SDC, provides a VITA program to people with a household income of $66,000 or less. SDC offers a drop-off and pickup model. Individuals can fill out the required forms and drop off the forms and tax documents at a SDC location of their choosing. The forms can be found online or at one of the following SDC locations:
The SDC locations:
North Avenue Office: 1730 W. North Ave.
Teutonia Avenue Office: 6848 N. Teutonia Ave.
Chase Avenue Office: 2968 S. Chase Ave.
Northwest Office: 9155 N. 76th St.
All SDC locations are open during the following hours:
Monday: 8:30 a.m. to noon, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. to noon, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. to noon, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday: 10:30 a.m. to noon, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. to noon, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For more information, click here or call 414-906-2700.
Milwaukee Area Technical College
Milwaukee Area Technical College, or MATC, is partnering with Get Your Refund to connect students speaking 14 different languages, including Spanish, Hmong, Arabic and French, with people with low incomes to get their taxes filed through VITA.
You can get started by submitting your documents online here.
Individuals without access to technology can drop their documents off at the Oak Creek Campus, 6665 S. Howell Ave. It will also be accepting drop-offs from noon to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays through April 4. No appointment is necessary.
St. Francis Church
St. Francis Church, located at 1937 N. Vel R Phillips Ave., is offering VITA services from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 414-376-8124 for more information.
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