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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) is a program conducted by University of Cincinnati law students who volunteer their time to assist low- and middle-income and elderly persons in the preparation of their tax returns. The program is recognized by, and works closely with, the Internal Revenue Service, which provides tax forms, training, and technical assistance and publicizes the program. Established at the University of Cincinnati in 1978, VITA provides practical experience in the preparation of tax returns.

Tax Preparation Assistance

VITA will be offering tax preparation Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., starting February 8th.  Click on the link for helpful information about what to bring with you. 

The VITA team will be providing assistance on April 13th in Rm. 118.

Student Leaders

  • Co-Supreme Chancellors: Ryan Pfaff, Brandon Brown
  • Triumvir: Brock Caley, Catie Carney, Brendan Chisholm

 

The University of Cincinnati College of Law (“UC Law”) Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (“VITA”) program requires all volunteers to undergo training and certification through the Internal Revenue Service.  This training teaches volunteers how to prepare and review tax return filings.  However, this training does not address the full breadth of the tax system and UC Law VITA gives no warranty, expressed or implied, to the accuracy, reliability, relevance, or completeness of information or service provided.  Each person using the services of UC Law VITA remains individually responsible for the accuracy of the information on their own tax return.  Each person filing a tax return affirms that responsibility upon signing their tax return under penalties of perjury that their return is, to the best of their knowledge and belief, true, correct and complete, regardless of whether they have utilized assistance with the tax return’s preparation.

UC Law VITA, the volunteers, college officials, the College of Law, and the University of Cincinnati are not liable for your use of any information from services provided.   No actions of UC Law VITA or its volunteers constitute professional tax or legal advice.