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.

2019 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.
3-5 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
9-11:45 a.m.
Green Hall, Wheat Law Library, 3rd Floor Computer Lab, 1535 W. 15th St.

Sessions run Wednesday, Feb. 20 through Monday, April 15. Due to scheduling conflicts, no sessions will be held on Feb. 25 or March 9 – 17 (KU spring break). No appointment needed.

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