UW-Green Bay students provide income tax assistance

Free service beings Tuesday, Jan. 3 in downtown Green Bay locations

GREEN BAY – University of Wisconsin-Green Bay students are once again providing free income tax assistance for low-income individuals and families, the elderly and students through the Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Return preparation begins Tuesday, January 31 and will run through Wednesday, April 5. However, no service will be provided March 14 and 15 because of the University’s Spring Break.

Scheduled times and Green Bay locations for tax assistance are:

  • Tuesdays, 5 to 8 p.m., Brown County Public Library, 515 Pine St, Green Bay
  • Wednesdays, 5 to 8 p.m., The Salvation Army, 626 Union Court, Green Bay

Appointments are necessary for both sites and can be made by calling 920-465-2575. The service, including filing Federal and Wisconsin income tax returns electronically, is provided at no cost to taxpayers.

To assist volunteers, taxpayers should bring:

  • original Social Security cards for each member of the family
  • federal and Wisconsin income tax returns for 2015 if available
  • current year information, including W-2 forms showing wages earned and 1099 forms reporting interest, dividends, pensions or Social Security benefits received in 2016
  • tuition payment statements (form 1098-T)
  • receipts for property taxes paid in 2016
  • rent certificates and/or a copy of their 2016 property tax bill if they might be able to claim the Wisconsin Homestead Credit
  • information regarding other receipts such as per capita income distribution and SSI payments
  • a record of any estimated tax payments made last year
  • a void check from a checking account or deposit slip from a savings account to allow for direct deposit of a refund.

For more information, visit the VITA website at www.uwgb.edu/vita.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,700 students. The University transforms lives and communities through exceptional and award-winning teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, and a problem-solving approach to education. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

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