Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program

Update: In light of the developing situation regarding COVID-19, the KU School of Law will not be able to offer the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program until further notice. The latest news on the University of Kansas response to COVID-19 is available at coronavirus.ku.edu. Law school-specific information will be posted at law.ku.edu/coronavirus-information.

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 $56,000 per year; and
  • not itemize deductions.

2020 Schedule

Monday Wednesday Thursday Saturday
6-8:45 p.m.
Green Hall, Wheat Law Library, 3rd Floor Computer Lab, 1535 W. 15th St.
3-5:45 p.m.
Green Hall, Wheat Law Library, 3rd Floor Computer Lab, 1535 W. 15th St.
5:15-6:30 p.m.
Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority, 1600 Haskell Ave., Apt. 187
9-11:45 a.m.
Green Hall, Wheat Law Library, 3rd Floor Computer Lab, 1535 W. 15th St.

Sessions run Thursday, Feb. 20 through Wednesday, April 15. Due to scheduling conflicts, no sessions will be held on Feb. 24, March 4 or March 7 – 15 (KU spring break). No appointment needed.

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