Covid-19 Update

The IRS has *just* launched an official website where non-tax filers can now safely and legitimately file their Emergency Impact Payment information to make sure their address and bank information (if any) is up to date. This website is: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payments

COVID-19 Financial Resources

Teaching You to Manage Your Money


Our mission is to teach money management skills to Dane County individuals and families.  We mobilize volunteers and staff to provide unbiased, accessible financial education through workshops, one-on-one coaching and other asset building services.  As a program of  Dane County UW-Extension, we provide information, tools and other resources that give the necessary skills to increase credit worthiness, reduce barriers to housing, eat healthy on a budget, and improve overall financial capability.

Recent Posts


Managing Your Personal Finances in Tough Times (English/Español)

The coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, is impacting households, communities, and businesses. One in three households in the US have already had their income cut or stopped altogether, as reported by a national Pew Research Center survey from March 24. The frequently asked questions below highlight some common financial challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The answer to each question has links to government websites and the types of assistance that might be available. We will be adding additional information as new policies and resources are put into place.

Tax Preparation List of Helpful Resources

Due to continuing concerns about the COVID-19 outbreak, we have closed the Richard Dilley Tax Center until further notice. Fortunately, the IRS and Wisconsin Department of Revenue have both extended the federal and state tax filing deadlines until July 15th, 2020. We will keep our website updated as we have more information about if and when the Richard Dilley Tax Center will reopen during this extended tax season. Until then, we have compiled a list of helpful resources for you to use during our absence.

Dane County Richard Dilley Tax Center Temporarily Closing Beginning March 16th

Volunteer Tax Site Temporarily Closed For the safety of our taxpayers and volunteers, the Richard Dilley Tax Center at 2206 S. Park Street will be closing for a minimum of two weeks beginning Monday, March 16th, 2020. We know closing our volunteer income tax assistance site will place a burden on many of our taxpayers, […]

VITA Volunteer Opportunities at the Richard Dilley Tax Center

We are gearing up for another busy tax season at the Richard Dilley Tax Center!  Please join us as a Volunteer Tax Center Greeter or Tax Preparer. Find out more information and sign up here!

Bilingual Volunteer Opportunity!

We are looking for bilingual volunteers to join our Volunteer Financial Coaching team.  Check out the attached flier to find out more information!

Changes coming to your credit report

There have been many important changes to credit reports this spring, with more changes coming in fall 2018. UW-Extension’s Check Your Free Credit Report campaign can help you keep track of these changes and also make the process of ordering your free credit reports as easy as possible. Anyone can sign up to receive an email reminder from UW-Extension three times a year—on 2/2, 6/6, and 10/10.