Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program


The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program at the University of Connecticut provides free personalized tax counseling and preparation the UConn Community.  We proudly serve:

  • The International Community (Resident and Non-Resident Aliens)
  • The Military Community (all veterans and active duty military personnel and their families, regardless of income level)
  • All taxpayers with gross income less than $57,000 per year

Our volunteers are junior and senior accounting majors and are certified by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to prepare simple Federal and Connecticut state income tax returns. We cannot prepare returns for taxpayers who have income outside of the State of Connecticut. We are trained to provide the highest quality service and to be sensitive to the needs of our constituents.

‘Interested in volunteering or enrolling in the course?  Click here for more information!

The School of Business Accounting Department, International Student & Scholar Services, Payroll, and Accounts Payable, are the sponsors of this program. These four departments work closely together to ensure that the best possible advice and preparation are given to international students and scholars.

Questions?  Please visit IRS FAQs or email vita.business@uconn.edu.

Please do not register for tax assistance if:

  • You only need to file Form 8843
  • You only have tax questions
  • You prepared your own return or someone else prepared your return and you are seeking to have it reviewed.

PLEASE NOTE that if you are from a country with a tax treaty and therefore will be getting a Form 1042-S, you must wait to make an appointment until you have that form!
How do I know if my country has a tax treaty?
How do I know if I’m getting a Form 1042-S?

For guidance regarding preparing for your appointment, see our What To Bring to Your Appointment webpage.

This year we are completely virtual! Please apply for our tax preparation services by using the appropriate link below.

Your VITA Team

Granted, this picture is from last year, but many of the faces are the same and so is our enthusiasm!

Photo of all 125+ VITA volunteers