Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
VITA at the University of Denver is CANCELLED for the 2021 filing season (2020 tax year).
The health and safety of our DU and Denver community is our highest priority. We look forward to working with valued community members again in future years. Please email us if you have any questions, and see http://coloradovita.org/ for information on other programs available in the Denver area.
Alternative tax preparation resources:
1040 NR (for nonresidents):
1040 (for residents and resident aliens):
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program is an IRS-sponsored organization to provide free, confidential and secure preparation and filing of Federal and State income taxes for qualifying taxpayers. Certified volunteers sponsored by various organizations receive training to help prepare basic tax returns in communities across the country.
VITA @ DU
DU's VITA program began as a program for international students. Accounting students and members of Beta Alpha Psi gain experience preparing tax returns and, in the case of international students, dealing with international tax treaties. Each return, domestic and foreign, is reviewed by a professional. VITA @ DU helped prepare over 270 tax returns on-site last year alone.
DON'T QUALIFY FOR VITA HELP AT DU?
You can prepare your own taxes for free online at: http://www.unitedway.org/myfreetaxes/. With an income limit at $62,000, you can skip the lines while still being able to use the MyFreeTaxes hotline as a resource for all of your tax return questions. The site will transfer you to H&R Block for preparation and filing.
FOR MORE GENERAL INFORMATION, INCLUDING UPDATES ABOUT THE UPCOMING SEASON, PLEASE CHECK HTTP://WWW.COLORADOVITA.ORG.
FOR STUDENT VOLUNTEERS
If you are interested in volunteering this tax season, please sign up for training first here.
Then sign up to volunteer.
FOR FIRM VOLUNTEERS
Firm representatives are a crucial part of the VITA program’s success. If you would like to volunteer your time and review tax returns, please sign up here.
Professionals, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a full list of VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS.
- Max Schneck, one of our prior VITA Co-Directors, went on 9News to talk about the VITA program (2/20).