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Free Tax Preparation Assistance!

tax forms and publications

January 24, 2011

Several sites throughout Marathon County are offering free tax help for qualifying individuals this year!

Earned Income Tax Credit Day

Sat., 2/12, 8am-2pm: AARP volunteers will prepare EITC forms free of charge for qualifying individuals at 212 River Drive in Wausau. To schedule an appointment, call (715) 848-2255 (or "211") any time between 8am and 5pm, Mon.-Fri.

AARP Volunteer Tax-Aide Program

Free tax preparation assistance for federal and state tax returns, Homestead Credit and Earned Income Credit. Program is intended for middle and low income, with special consideration to those ages 60 and older. Refer to the chart below for locations and times.

Dates Location Time
February 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23
March 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30
April 5, 6, 12, 13
212 River Drive, North Entrance, Room 1, Wausau 8 am-noon
February 3 Maplewood Apartments, 503 High St., Mosinee 9 am-1 pm
February 4 Riverview Towers, 500 Grand Ave., Wausau 8 am-11 am
February 11 Kannenberg Plaza, 1240 N. Merrill Ave., Wausau 8 am -3 pm
February 18 Island Place, 400 River Dr., Wausau 8 am-noon
February 25 Sturgeon Bluff Apartments, 1320 Grand Ave., Wausau 8 am-noon
March 4 Cedar Creek Senior Housing, 605 Eagles Nest Blvd., Rothschild 8 am-11pm

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Community Volunteers and Accounting Students at NTC and UWMC are offering free income tax preparation to taxpayers with income under $49,000 without business ownership, rental property or capital gains.

  • NTC, 1000 W. Campus Drive, Wausau (Room A111) Thursdays., 12:30pm-7:30pm, Feb. 10–Apr. 14 on a first come, first served basis; will not provide service Mar. 31 due to spring break.
  • UWMC, 518 S. 7th Ave., Wausau (Room 145) Saturdays, 10am-2pm, Jan. 29, Feb. 12, Feb. 26, Mar. 12 & 26, and Apr. 9. Call (715) 261-6285 to request an appointment; walk-ins are on a first come, first served basis.

For more information, view the United Way's "TAX INFORMATION, PREPARATION ASSISTANCE" document, available here: