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USU Vita Program

The VITA lab has been cancelled until further notice.

VITA Information and Services Offered

The VITA clinic will open Saturday, February 15. Check back between now and then for additional details.

The USU VITA site does not have the resources to prepare tax returns for international students and scholars. Please review this document for alternate resources.

We are no longer able to process 1099 Misc and Schedule C tax returns.

 

Things to Bring:

  • Last year's tax return
  • Social Security Card or ITIN – Must bring the actual card for each person on the return, not just the number or a copy.  
  • Photo ID – Filers must bring valid photo ID.
  • Tax Forms – All W-2's from employers, tuition statement (1098) for US residents, and any other tax related documents.
  • IRS VITA Intake Form – To speed up the process, please fill out and print off this form prior to coming. Please click one of the following to be directed to the appropriate form: Resident form in English, Resident form in Spanish. We will also have these forms to fill out at the site if you cannot print them. Bringing the form with you will expedite your service.

Times and Location:

  • The USU VITA Site is open on Saturdays from 9:00-11:00 a.m. and Tuesdays from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • No need to make an appointment, just bring your identification and forms on the following dates:
  • February 15, 18, 22, 25, March 10, 14, 17, 21, 24
  • The USU VITA Site is located on the Utah State University campus in the basement of the Business Building. The lab is in room B120 in the southeast corner.

*For questions regarding the status of your tax return, email vita.usu@gmail.com.

*Note that the lab closes at 11 a.m. on Saturdays and 8 p.m. on Tuesdays. The tax work is done on a first come first serve bases.  When enough work has been taken in to the fill the remaining clinic time, new arrivals may be asked to return to the clinic at a later date. 

All documents will be checked by a screener and when complete, the return will be assigned to an appropriate volunteer. Service is given on a first come first served basis. If you're returning to the lab for problem resolution, please check in with the screener for quicker service.  Please be aware that arrival before closing time does not guarantee service on that date.

Volunteers

Who Can Volunteer?

Anyone can volunteer. No prior experience or knowledge of taxes or accounting is required to be a VITA volunteer. You will be trained and help will always be available.
Being a VITA volunteer is more meaningful than a typical service project and involves learning a useful life skill. Because of this being a VITA volunteer requires time and preparation. Volunteers must become certified by passing online tests. But don't worry, we'll prepare you and help you along the way. VITA volunteers are not required to come to every VITA day or stay for the full time. You will be free to volunteer as you have time.

What do Volunteers do?

Volunteers mostly work one on one with clients that come in to get their taxes done. Using the client's documents, volunteers will prepare and submit tax returns electronically. Help is always available to all volunteers. A few volunteers each day will fill other roles including greeting and assisting clients while they wait. There are multiple ways to serve so you can be sure to volunteer in a role you feel comfortable in.

Training

Training will be held at the times below:

January 28 from 6-8pm in EBB 116
February 1 from 9-11am in EBB 116

Questions?

Just email us any questions at bap.usu@gmail.com.