Free Tax Resources for Dodge County Residents
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Other tax situations covered in MyFreeTaxes include:
- W-2 income
- Schedule C Self Employment
- Limited interest and dividend income reported on a 1099-INT or 1099-DIV
- Student education expenses, credits, or student loan interest
- Unemployment income
- Claiming the standard deduction
- Earned Income Tax Credit
- Child tax credits
- Child and dependent care expenses
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Want to do Your Taxes Locally?
The VITA Program provides free tax preparation services for taxpayers in Dodge County at the Mantorville Senior Center.
Volunteers who are IRS-certified will be able to prepare taxes for you. This program allows you to create an appointment and drop off your tax filing information to be prepared and filed by a volunteer. This is a free service available to Dodge county residents who meet the eligibility requirements.
You are NOT eligible for this program if:
- If your income in 2020 was more than $69,000
- If you have a small business with: expenses of more than $35,000 or a net loss, employees, inventory, and/or home office
- You operate a daycare business in your home, have farm income, and/or have rental income
- If you have out of state income; exception: IA, WI, and states with no state income tax
- If you have military income (excluding a military pension)
- If you have to file Form 1040-NR as a nonresident alien (including anyone with an F, J, M or Q visa) unless you are married to a U.S. citizen
- If you declared bankruptcy during the tax year
- If you had cancellation of debt other than (s) cancellation of nonbusiness credit card debt or (b) cancellation or forgiveness of debt on their principal residence during the tax year
- If you had rental income (including income from land rental)
- If you had K-1 income for other than interest, dividends, net short- and long-term capital gains and losses, and royalty income
The above is a list of the most common out-of-scope items, but it not necessarily exhaustive.