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Tax preparation assistance is available

Do you need assistance filing your income taxes? In Marathon County there are programs available to provide free income tax preparation assistance for qualified taxpayers filing simple returns with no business ownership, rental property, or capital gains.

AARP Volunteer Tax-Aide
The AARP Volunteer Tax-Aide program offers tax preparation to low to moderate income taxpayers, by appointment only, with special consideration given to those ages 60 and older. Appointments are held at the UW-Extension offices at 212 River Drive each Tuesday and Wednesday morning from 8:00am to 12 Noon, February 3 through April 8. To make an appointment, call United Way’s 2-1-1 by dialing 2-1-1 or 715-848-2255 weekdays from 8:00am to 5:00pm, beginning January 15, 2015.

Super Tax Saturday
Super Tax Saturday will take place Saturday, February 14, 2015 between 8:00am and 4:00pm, by appointment only. Super Tax Saturday focuses on those who qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).
EITC is a tax credit for people who work but do not earn high incomes. Families may qualify for this credit if their income is less than $53,000.
For a Super Tax Saturday appointment, call United Way’s 2-1-1.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Community volunteers and accounting students at UW-Marathon County will provide free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) for taxpayers with income under $53,000.
The Center for Civic Engagement on the UW-Marathon County campus offers VITA assistance by appointment Tuesdays and Saturdays February 3 through April 11. Call 715-261-6104 for an appointment beginning January 15.

For more information on assistance with income taxes, call United Way’s 2-1-1 or 715-848-2255 to speak with an Information Specialist. You can also find more information on our 211 Publications page.

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