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 $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 2020

Please note: VITA services are available on a first-come, first-served basis. VITA volunteers are only able to assist a certain number of clients each session. We encourage you to arrive as early as possible to increase your chances of being assisted.

Tuesday and Wednesday sessions
6-9 p.m., Maurer School of Law, 211 S. Indiana Ave.
Every Tuesday and Wednesday from February 4 through April 1.
(No sessions during spring break, March 17 or 18).

Sunday sessions
9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Hodge Hall Room HH3034, Kelley School of Business, 1309 E. Tenth St.
March 8 and 29.

Special assistance for Chinese students
Hodge Hall, Room HH3048, Kelley School of Business, 1309 E. Tenth St.

Noon - 6 p.m., Friday, January 31-April 10
Noon - 4 p.m., Saturday, February 1-April 11
Closed for Spring Break, March 14-21
Volunteers at this site are fluent in Chinese and have special certifications for Chinese nationals.
If you are a Chinese student, you may make a reservation for the Chinese Student Stone Belt site at this link.

Contact Information

Monroe County United Way (Our Local Sponsor): monroeunitedway.org
• Amy Leyenbeck (amy@monroeunitedway.org)

VITA Site Coordinators

• Douglas Stratton (dcstratt@iu.edu)
• Lin Ye (ye10@iu.edu)
• Keanen Armour (kjarmour@iu.edu)
• Stephanie Atallah (satallah@iu.edu)