Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program

The Indiana University IRS VITA program offers free tax preparation services for qualifying low-income taxpayers during the spring semester. Each year, it is our privilege to help hundreds of low-income Bloomington residents and nonresident students file tax returns with the federal government, the state of Indiana, and many other states.

If you are an Indiana University student and you are interested in serving on the VITA team this year, we'd love to hear from you. E-mail us at indianauniversityvita@gmail.com.

Volunteers: please log your hours at the FCTS Time Sheet.

Taxpayers: Free Tax Preparation Services

Our services are 100% free of charge: if your income is $54,000 or less or if you are elderly, have a disability, or have limited English proficiency, we can probably help you. If you are a nonresident student at Indiana University, we can almost certainly help you.

Please note that VITA is a low-income tax preparation service. If you have received a letter from the Internal Revenue Service or the Indiana Department of Revenue and you believe you may require some legal assistance, we suggest that you contact Indiana Legal Services, Inc. (ILS). ILS operates a low-income taxpayer clinic (LITC) that offers free legal advice and representation for qualifying applicants. You can call the Bloomington office of ILS at 800-822-4774. You can also e-mail the LITC at tax.clinic@ilsi.net.

Schedule for 2017–18


Our whole team is working hard to serve as many people as possible, and regret that demand far outweighs our supply of volunteers. We have three sessions left this tax season. We can only help on a first-come-first serve basis.

We anticipate that we will be able to help roughly 20 people both Tuesday night (3/27) and Wednesday night (3/28) (this is subject to change up or down depending on the number of volunteers we have). We will start a list at 5:30PM outside of room 121. Only the official list started by IU volunteers will be used.

Our final session of the semester will be on Saturday 3/31 from 9am-4pm in Kelley (Hodge Hall 2057). We anticipate being able to help approximately 50 people on Saturday (again, subject to change depending on the number of volunteers we have).

To be placed on the list you must show us your physical social security card (photographs of the card cannot be accepted).

Please email indianauniversityvita@gmail.com with any questions.


Tuesday and Wednesday sessions
6-9 p.m., Baier Hall Room 121, Maurer School of Law, 211 S. Indiana Ave.

Every Tuesday and Wednesday from January 30 through March 28.
(No sessions during spring break, March 13 or 14).

Saturday sessions
9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Hodge Hall Room HH2057, Kelley School of Business, 1309 E. Tenth St.

March 3, 24, and 31.

Contact Information

IU Vita
E-mail: indianauniversityvita@gmail.com
Facebook: indianauniversityvita
Twitter: @indianavita
Monroe County United Way (Our Local Sponsor): www.monroeunitedway.org

VITA Site Coordinators