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.
Volunteers: please log your hours on the FCTS Time Sheet.
Taxpayers: Free tax preparation services
Our services are 100% free of charge. If your income is $57,000 or less and you are an international student or scholar at Indiana University-Bloomington, we can help you. In other words, if you are a nonresident for U.S. tax purposes (i.e., student who has only been in the U.S. since 2016 or scholar who has only been in the U.S. since 2019), you are eligible to receive our assistance. (If in the U.S. longer, google “VITA Monroe County United Way” to find other local VITA program sites.)
Please note that Virtual VITA is a low-income tax preparation assistance 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.
Schedule for 2021
Please note: Virtual VITA services are available on an appointment basis after the international student or scholar at IU-Bloomington has completed as much of their tax return as possible using Sprintax ois.iu.edu/living-working/taxes/sprintax.html.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to request an appointment (which will be early on Wednesday evenings from Feb. 17, 2021 through March 31, 2021).
Questions? Send an e-mail to the Virtual VITA email address: email@example.com.