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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program

VITA is a volunteer outreach program established by the IRS and operated by different organizations in the community. It is available to students or scholars with an annual income under $54,000 and to people over age 60.

The university offers two locations of VITA assistance in the spring. In order to assure you visit the correct VITA site, see the tax residency information. The International House runs the Nonresident Alien VITA Site and the Law School runs the Resident Alien VITA Site. No appointment is necessary. Please bring all tax forms with you for efficient use of the volunteer’s time.

Tax Process Update

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced on Friday March 20 that the tax deadline has been extended to July 15, 2020 instead of April 15, 2020. All tax documents must be postmarked by the July 15, 2020 date.

The IRS has taken precautions to protect their staff during COVID-19. There will be significant delays in processing paper returns due to reduced staff at the processing centers. If you have already mailed your tax return, do not send another copy. The IRS will process your tax return when safety precautions have been updated.

Nonresident Alien VITA Site (International House)

The International House will be moving their VITA program online to virtual appointments only starting Monday, March 23, 2020. Please complete the form below to sign up for an appointment. We will continue to add more appointments on a weekly basis.

Sorry. This form is no longer available.

Resident Alien VITA Site (Off Campus Locations)

Due to COVID-19 most resident alien VITA sites are closed at this time. We will continue to update you if we are notified of any VITA sites that reopen. In the meantime the IRS has provided resources for free filing services for resident aliens. For free filing options please review the IRS website.

Those who do not qualify for assistance through the VITA program or who have complex tax situations (for example, someone who earned investment income such as stock or capital gains) may want to consider using a paid tax preparer to complete their tax return. These individuals can assist you in filing your taxes for a fee, which could be $100 or more.