Brigham Young University Beta Alpha Psi
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

THE VITA LAB IS OFFICIALLY CLOSED. We are not able to prepare any tax returns at this time.

If you still have not filed your taxes, we suggest using myfreetaxes.com. We look forward to working with you next tax season.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is a partnership between BYU Beta Alpha Psi and the IRS. This program offers free tax help to people who generally make $55,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly, and limited English-speaking taxpayers who need assistance preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free, basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. The BYU VITA site (located in the Marriott School) is for U.S. residents only. If you are a nonresident, please call 801-422-2695 to talk to the International VITA site on BYU's campus.

 

How Can I Get Help?

Come in as a Walk-in--

If you are unable to schedule an appointment, you can always come in as a walk-in. Appointments take priority, but it is pretty rare that we don't make it to all of our walk-ins.

To sign up as a walk-in, click the blue "Walk-In Line" button. The walk-in list will be available 15 minutes before the lab opens and will shut off an hour before the lab closes each day. It is refreshed at the end of each day.

You are expected to be at the VITA lab (W139 TNRB) when we call your name as a walk-in, so please only put your name on the list ONCE if you are around to come into the lab. If you are not out in the hall when we call your name for a walk-in, you will be skipped over and taken off the list. 

 

Other Options:

1. If you are unable to come in as a walk-in, you can try scheduling an appointment with the United Way VITA lab in Provo by visiting utahtaxhelp.org.

2. You can also try using myfreetaxes.com. This is a IRS-provided service for people who make $66,000 or less. You can read more about it in the FAQs.

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Please visit our FAQs page and Things to Bring tab so we can serve you better in the BYU VITA lab. If you do not have the required documents, we will not be able to finish your return. If you have any questions, please contact vita.byu@gmail.com and we will get back to you in a timely manner.

Once a volunteer begins your return, it can take up to 1.5 hours to complete. Please plan accordingly. 

 

*Disclaimer: By using VITA, you are completely responsible and liable for the information on your return. If you get audited, VITA does not have any responsibility to help you with the audit. Please visit the FAQ under "Audited Tax Returns" for further details.*

BYU VITA Information

Open: Monday, February 3rd - Friday, April 3rd 

(Tuesday, February 18th will be Monday Hours of Operation)

*Closed Monday, February 17th for President's Day
*Closed Friday & Saturday, March 15th & 16th for BYU Spring Break

Hours
Monday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday: 12:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location
W139 Tanner Building
Tanner Building Map
Google Maps

Contact Us
Email: vita.byu@gmail.com
Facebook: BYU VITA Page

 

International VITA Information

International Student Services
1351 Wilkinson Center
801-422-2695