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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.

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.

Resident Alien VITA Site (Off Campus Locations)

  • VITA Knoxville
    • 1719 Reynolds Street, Knoxville, TN 37921
    • Hours: Tuesday – Thursday, 10 am – 3 pm, Saturday, 10 am – 2:30 pm
    • Open until April 15
  • CAC LT Ross Building
    • 2247 Western Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37921
    • Appointment Required
    • Open until April 15


Please visit the IRS website for other Knoxville VITA locations. Times and dates vary by location.

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.