MATC Offering Free Help with 2021 Tax Returns

Mark Feldmann,

February 17, 2022

Doing taxes can be difficult and daunting, so Milwaukee Area Technical College is here to help.

MATC students, faculty and community members with a family income of $66,000 or less can have their federal and state income tax returns and Homestead credit forms prepared, processed and electronically filed free of charge by MATC accounting students and other volunteers.

The virtual, online service is provided in cooperation with the Wisconsin Department of Revenue and Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, which helps low- to moderate-income individuals, persons with disabilities, the elderly, and limited English speakers (languages include Spanish, Arabic, Vietnamese, Karenni, Burmese, French, Lingala) file their taxes each year.

This year MATC has partnered with Get Your Refund, a national, nonprofit  electronic filing service, to help students and community members properly complete their federal income tax returns.

Interested taxpayers can simply go online and access MATC’s unique Get Your Refund website at and upload the appropriate documentation: 

  • Intake/Interview & Quality Review Sheet - IRS Form 13614-C
  • Copy of the prior year’s federal and state returns
  • Proof of identification (photo ID)
  • Social Security cards for you, your spouse and dependents; an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) assignment letter may be substituted if you do not have a Social Security number.
  • Proof of foreign status, if applying for an ITIN
  • Birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents on the tax return
  • Wage and earning statements (Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R, 1099-Misc) from all employers
  • Interest and dividend statements from banks (1099 Forms)
  • Proof of bank account routing and account numbers (such as a blank check) for direct deposit 
  • Total paid for daycare provider and the daycare provider's tax identifying number such as their
  • Social Security number or business Employer Identification Number
  • Forms 1095-A, B or C, Affordable Health Care Statement, if applicable
  • Copies of income transcripts from IRS and state, if applicable 
  • Copy of 2021 property tax bill or rent certificate signed by your landlord

Students in MATC’s Applied Individual Income Tax class (Accounting 155) and other trained volunteers will review the documents, process the information and file the appropriate return.

For MATC students and community members who do not have easy access to technology, volunteers will accept tax documentation dropped off in person on a limited basis at MATC’s Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 700 W. State St.; and the Oak Creek Campus, 6665 S. Howell Ave. 

Interested taxpayers can drop off their documentation and the MATC accounting students will complete the returns within a week. Taxpayers will need to return and pick up their finished tax returns. 

Drop off hours will be:

Downtown Milwaukee Campus

Mondays from Feb. 14 through April 4 (excluding Feb. 21 and March 21)

11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
S Building Atrium

Oak Creek Campus

Tuesdays from Feb. 22 through April 5

Noon to 2 p.m. and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Administration Building Main Lobby

The VITA program, started in 1971, has been offered at the Oak Creek Campus for almost 40 years and at the Downtown Milwaukee Campus for nearly two decades.

For more information, email or call 414-297-8417.