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Taxes and Tax Credits

Subjects discussed: how to file taxes, how to seek out and apply for tax credits, and how to manage a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site, and more.  Updated:  January, 2012.

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Handouts and Display Materials for your VITA site:

This two-page educational handout can be customized with your county name and phone number!

Create displays using content provided in word files here

Useful Resources:

New Financial Guide for VITA Programs from the Corporation for Enterprise Development

The network of community-based VITA and TCE programs nationally is called the National Community Tax Coalition.

National Earned Income Tax Credit Outreach Campaign is site of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities shares strategies for publicizing the value if the Earned Income Tax Credit.

Brookings allows you to look at trends in EITC use down to the zip code level.

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) lists EITC levels for Wisconsin.

IRS information on VITA is here and IRS educational materials (Understanding taxes) are here.

Wisconsin Department of Revenue tax preparation information is here.