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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
All VITA volunteers must successfully complete the 2014 Basic Exam and the 2014 Foreign Student Exam, as well as the 2014 Volunteer Standards of Conduct Exam. The site coordinators will provide information about these certification tests via e-mail and at live training events during the spring semester. However, volunteers who wish to get a head start can complete the certification tests at https://www.linklearncertification.com/d/. Volunteers may also wish to review a handy guide to our program and platform.
Volunteers: click here to log your hours.
Our services are 100% free of charge: if your income is $53K or less (2014 filing season standard) 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 out.
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 email@example.com.
Our VITA site will open on February 11. We will be preparing returns at the Maurer School of Law from 6PM–9PM on Wednesdays and Thursdays through March 12. We will also feature three "Super Saturdays" from 9AM–4PM at the Kelley School of Business: 2/21, 3/7, and 3/28.
This year, VITA is offering taxpayers an opportunity to sign up in advance for tax-preparation services. Drop by the main lobby of the Maurer School of Law between 9AM and 4PM on Sunday February 1 (February service dates) or Sunday March 1 (March service dates), and register for the date/time of your choice. If you don't attend one of these Sunday sign-up sessions, you are still welcome to visit our site during ordinary operating hours: we will do our best to accommodate as many walk-in clients as possible.