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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
University of Kentucky College of Law student volunteers will begin preparing tax returns on Monday, February 24, 2014 and will continue through Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

Appointments: We will only prepare returns for those with appointments. You can make an appointment by clicking here. Please do not call for an appointment. If the website does not show any available appointments or says “service is currently unavailable,” it is because we are already booked full. If you would like to be seen without an appointment, please come in as early as possible during clinic hours. The site manager will determine if you can be seen on that day. If not, we will make other suggestions so that you can get your tax return completed on time.

Who is Eligible: We can help you with your return if your income is from only the following: wages, scholarships, interest, dividends, simple self-employment, simple pensions, unemployment insurance, social security or small miscellaneous items (gambling winnings, for example).

If, after beginning work on your return, we cannot complete your return, we will give you all of the information you gave to us as well as a copy of the work we were able to complete so that you can take it to a paid preparer or seek other assistance.

Assistance in preparing your own taxes. Our site will offer help for you if you would prefer to prepare your own taxes. We have free tax software to use for both federal and state returns. If you would like to make an appointment to prepare your own return on site with trained volunteers standing by to help, please email Prof. Douglas Michael at to make an appointment during clinic hours for this service. You are eligible for this service only if you are a US citizen or permanent resident, because the software provided does not prepare nonresident returns. Gross income limitation for this service is $58,000.

Do-it-yourself free tax help online. Several sponsors have partnered to offer My Free Taxes, which you can access at A free helpline for this service only is available at 855-698-9435 from 9am-10pm (EST) Monday-Saturday. You are eligible for this service only if you are a US citizen or permanent resident, because the software provided does not prepare nonresident returns. Gross income limitation for this service is $58,000.

Location: UK College of Law, Room 47. The College of Law Building is on South Limestone, adjacent to Memorial Hall and across South Limestone from the Lexington Theological Seminary. Room 47 is located in the basement of the College of Law Building.

Click here for a map of the campus area.

Parking: Parking behind the Law School is limited to UK permits during clinic hours on Monday through Thursday.

Hours (by appointment only):
  • Monday - Friday, 3-6 pm
  • Saturday 12-5 pm
What to Bring:
  • Photo ID
  • Social Security Card or ITIN for taxpayer, spouse and dependents
  • All Forms W-2, 1099, 1098, or 1042-S you have received
  • Documentation of other income
  • Copy of last year's return, if available
Questions: For a list of frequently asked questions about VITA click here.

Other Information: There are many other sites in Lexington offering free tax help. You can call United Way (simply dial “211” or 313-LINK) for appointments at those sites or for other information.

For access to other free tax help in central Kentucky, click here.
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