Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program

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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. To qualify for assistance, you must make less than $56,000 per year and not itemize deductions.

Spring 2021 program details

Due to COVID-19, the VITA program has moved fully online for spring 2021. Volunteers will meet with clients over Zoom to create their tax returns. To sign up for a pre-scheduled Zoom appointment, visit this year's sign-up page.

Once you have signed up for an appointment, a VITA volunteer will email you a secure internet location to upload scans or pictures of your tax document to create your return. During your appointment, you will meet with one of our volunteers who will work on your tax return in real time.

Appointments will be available through April 24 as the IRS automatically extended the filing date until May 17. There may be a need for additional appointments so sign up for a time as early as you can.

If you have any questions, contact the VITA office at vita@ku.edu or 785-864-9227.


Sign up for an appointment


Stimulus check information

Wondering about your stimulus check?

You can check how much the IRS sent you for the first two stimulus checks at irs.gov/Account.

You can check when you will receive the third stimulus check at irs.gov/coronavirus/get-my-payment.

Additional resources

Legal Services for Students (LSS) offers free income tax assistance and education to KU students who are U.S. residents. Tax returns will be prepared using 2020 income information. Learn more on the Legal Services for Students tax information webpage

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