Free Tax Prep Help Available for Qualifying Low- to Moderate-Income Filers
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, or VITA, is again available for qualifying low- to moderate-income workers in Johnson County. VITA provides free tax preparation assistance from trained volunteers. VITA 2021 services are available through Monday, April 12, 2021. This year tax returns will be completed virtually.
VITA tax clinics provide trained student volunteer tax preparers from the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business accounting majors and law students at the University of Iowa College of Law. All volunteers are certified by the IRS in preparing returns and have had at least one tax course as part of their coursework or law training.
Electronic filing is provided 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 do not pay to get their refunds.
Eligible households must have a 2020 annual income below $57,000. Those interested in free tax preparation and filing should call (319) 335-0857 or email [email protected]. Translation services are available. More information is available at tippie.uiowa.edu/vita.
VITA is a partnership among Johnson County Social Services, the UI Tippie College of Business, Iowa Center for Economic Success and GreenState Credit Union.