Qualifying taxpayers are invited to receive free tax preparation and electronic filing of 2019 federal and state income tax returns at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Volunteer Income Tax Assistance clinics. The IRS-sponsored program is available at no cost for low and moderate income taxpayers, and no appointments are needed.
From February 1 through April 11, the tax clinics will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays and from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesdays. The clinic will be closed on March 21, March 25 and March 28. Taxpayers should arrive one hour before closing, and they will be served on a first come, first served basis.
The UW-Whitewater VITA clinic is located in room 1001 of Timothy J. Hyland Hall at 809 Starin Road in Whitewater. Parking is available across the street in lot 7. Lot 7 is also known as the Starin Road lot and contains the Visitor Information and Parking Services building.
On Wednesdays before 6 p.m., stop at the visitor center and request a free parking pass for the tax clinic. Parking permits are not required on Saturdays. Clinic visitors should park in non-metered parking spaces.
The VITA clinic is staffed by certified student preparers and supervised by faculty in the College of Business and Economics Department of Accounting. In addition to providing hands-on experience for graduate and undergraduate accounting students, the free VITA clinic helps residents of Whitewater and surrounding communities.
“We have many long-time clients who return for assistance each spring,” said Robert Meyers, accounting department lecturer and VITA program director. “The opportunity to apply training while working with real people is also an invaluable experience for our students.”
Important information, including links to a location map, program limitations and required supporting documentation, can be found below.
VITA clinic staff cannot prepare all types and complexities of tax returns. If taxpayers wish to discuss their taxes before coming to campus, they may call 262-472-1229. Examples of some of the income, deduction and credits that the UW-Whitewater VITA program can accommodate include:
Please review the full list of supporting documents that taxpayers should bring to VITA. If you have further questions, you may email the VITA Site Coordinator at email@example.com or leave a message at 262-472-5449.