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 $54,000 per year; and
  • not itemize deductions.

Taxes are due on Tuesday, April 18, instead of Saturday, April 15, this year because April 15 lands on a Saturday and Washington D.C. will observe Emancipation day on Monday, April 17 which affects the tax deadlines.

2017 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.
Noon-2 p.m.
Penn House, 1035 Pennsylvania St.*

OR

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

AND

5:15-6:30 p.m.
Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority Resident Services, 1600 Haskell Ave., Apt. 187
10-11:45 a.m.
Green Hall, Wheat Law Library, 3rd Floor Computer Lab, 1535 W. 15th St.

Sessions run Wednesday, Feb. 15, through Monday, April 17. No sessions will be held Wednesday, Feb. 22, Monday, Feb. 27, or March 18 – 26 (KU spring break). 

*Sessions will be held at Penn House on Feb. 16, March 2, March 16, April 6 and April 13.

**Sessions will be held at Ballard Center on Feb. 23, March 9, March 30, April 6 and April 13.

 


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

Questions?

vita@ku.edu
785-864-9227

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