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 Monday, April 18, instead of Friday, April 15, this year due to the federal observance of Emancipation Day.

2016 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.*


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., Apt. 187
10-11:45 a.m.
Green Hall, Wheat Law Library, 3rd Floor Computer Lab, 1535 W. 15th St.

Sessions run Wednesday, Feb. 17, through Monday, April 18. No sessions will be held Saturday, Feb. 27, Saturday, March 5, or March 12 – 19 (KU spring break). 

*Sessions will be held at Penn House on Feb. 18, March 3, March 24, April 7 and April 14.

**Sessions will be held at Ballard Center on Feb. 25, March 10, March 31, April 7 and April 14.


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



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