Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program

Each spring, law students from the University of Kansas provide free federal and state tax preparation services to those who qualify through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. No appointments will be scheduled. The service operates on a first-come, first-served basis, and the number of preparers varies with the site. Those seeking assistance are encouraged to show up near the start of each session. Please bring proof of identification and all relevant documentation, including proof of income and expenditures.

To qualify, taxpayers must:

  • be residents of Kansas, Missouri or Illinois;
  • make less than $53,000 per year; and
  • not itemize deductions.

2015 Schedule

Monday Wednesday Thursday Saturday
6-8:45 p.m.
Green Hall, 3rd Floor Computer Lab, 306D Library, 1535 W. 15th St.

3-5:45 p.m.
Green Hall, 3rd Floor Computer Lab, 306D Library, 1535 W. 15th St.

Noon-2 p.m.
Penn House, 1035 Pennsylvania St.


3-4:45 p.m.
Ballard Center, 708 Elm St.


5:15-6:30 p.m.
Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority Resident Services, 1600 Haskell Ave. #187

10-11:45 a.m.
Green Hall, 3rd Floor Computer Lab, 306D Library, 1535 W. 15th St.

Sessions begin on Monday, Feb. 16, and end on Wednesday, April 15. No sessions will be held Saturday, Feb. 21, Saturday, Feb. 28, or March 14 – 21 (spring break). 


VITA is a nationwide program conducted in partnership with the IRS. Learn more about the program.



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