The UW Law School and Wisconsin Department of Revenue’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) offers free tax services to moderate- to low- income Madison residents.
Law Student Volunteers Benefits
- Become IRS certified
- Receive training, shadowing, and feedback from tax professionals
- Prepare numerous state and federal tax returns, a service saving individuals $180 per return – an incredible way to help people!
- Complete your own professionally-reviewed and approved tax returns free of charge (you can also prepare returns for your family and friends)
- Enhance your resume and gain valuable business and tax law experience;
- Remain competitive with other law schools / job applicants (nearly every other law school has a VITA program).
- Work with the latest tax software and technology in the Department of Revenue’s newly-renovated space.
- October 25th to November 15th: Interested law students should contact either Andy Pascaly (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jackie Wilcox (email@example.com) to sign up or receive more information.
- Early-December: Brief meeting at the law school with program coordinator for further details
- Winter Break: Review training materials and take IRS certification online test (this is not supposed to take more than a day), meet for 6 – 8 hour training session with Wisconsin Department of Revenue coordinators near the end of Break
- January 25th to April 15th: Participate once a week in the VITA Program (4 hours per week).
- To join or receive more information, contact either Andy Pascaly (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jackie Wilcox (email@example.com).