The VITA Office is closed for this year. We will reopen again in February of 2024.

Each year, the Tippie College of Business offers the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, helping low and moderate income taxpayers in the Johnson County area prepare and file their taxes. We are part of the Johnson County Earned Income Tax Outreach Campaign, a project devoted to supporting the financial security of working families in Johnson County by offering free tax preparation services.

Our volunteers rovide free tax help, preparation, and filing. We offer electronic filing, so that taxpayers can receive their tax refunds quickly. Taxpayers using VITA volunteers to help file their taxes do not pay to have their returns prepared, and they do not pay to get their refunds. Help is available by appointment only.

All our volunteers are accounting majors at the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business or law students at the University of Iowa College of Law. Our volunteers are certified by the IRS in preparing returns and have had at least one tax course as part of their Tippie College coursework or as part of their law training.

To see if you are eligible for assistance at our site and to schedule your appointment, please click the link below:

Taxpayer Eligibility and Session Sign-up

Special Note for current University of Iowa International Students and Scholars:  If you are a University of Iowa International Student or Scholar, do not use the link above to make an appointment.  Instead, use the International Students and Scholars link in the menu bar at the top of this page.

We are holding separate sessions for UI International Students and Scholars designed specifically for you.  These workshops will be separate from our regular VITA sessions which are designed for taxpayers who are not in the U.S. on F or J visas.  VITA volunteers at the UI International Student and Scholar workshops are certified by the IRS in areas needed to complete your returns.  This expertise is not available at our other sessions.

International Students and Scholars