UW-Green Bay VITA program offers FREE tax prep services to students and community
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 5, 2024
Green Bay, WI — The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Center for Financial Wellness is offering FREE tax help through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. The VITA program exists to empower college students and community members with tax knowledge, providing hands-on experience for students and a much-needed service to the community. Beginning this month, UW-Green Bay students and faculty volunteer their time to assist people with disabilities, low-to-moderate income taxpayers and limited English-speaking taxpayers with tax filing completion.
Options include self-filing with support, tax workshops and tax preparation services by IRS-certified volunteers. “Our ultimate goal is to improve tax literacy and financial wellbeing for everyone in the community.” said Zhuoli Axelton, assistant professor for Accounting and Finance and director of the VITA program. “We’re excited to announce that we’re expanding our reach to better serve the local community through partnerships with St. Nobert College, AARP Tax-Aide, Fox Valley Technical College, Oneida Community Education Center, and Brown County Public Library. This is also our first year to open the international tax clinic through partnership with the NonResident Tax Help Group (NoRTH) to assist tax filings for international students and foreign exchange scholars.”
Tax preparation and consultation is available by appointment only, and in-person and virtual appointments are available. Individual information will be kept confidential, and returns are reviewed by certified tax professionals. Volunteers are available to assist Monday – Saturday, January 29, 2024 to April 15, 2024 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Center for Financial Wellness, UW-Green Bay campus, 2380 Wood Hall Drive, Green Bay, WI 54311. For additional information or to schedule your appointment, please visit their web site.
About UW-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a school of resilient problem solvers who dare to reach higher with the power of education that ignites growth and answers the biggest challenges. Serving 10,300 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students as well as 67,500 continuing education learners annually, UW-Green Bay offers 200 academic degrees, programs, and certificates. With four campus locations in Northeast Wisconsin, the University’s access mission welcomes all students who want to learn, from every corner of the world. Championing bold thinking since opening its doors in 1965, it is a university on the rise – Wisconsin’s fastest growing UW. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.