Last Chance for Free Income Tax Assistance

If you need help preparing your 2015 tax returns, here is a reminder that the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program at Kent State University offers tax preparation assistance to low- to moderate-income taxpayers. The service is free to students, employees and community members who meet the eligibility requirements.

The Kent State VITA site is located in the Schwartz Center and will be open for appointments and walk-ins from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, April 2. Individuals should go to the area outside the Registrar’s Office on the first floor. The VITA site also will be open by appointments only on two more Tuesdays: March 22 and April 5. The Tuesday sessions are held in Schwartz Center, Room 226.

VITA eligibility requirements include individuals who:

  • Require a U.S. citizen or resident alien tax return (VITA cannot provide assistance with returns for non-resident aliens).
  • Have a total household income of $53,000 or less.
  • Have income and earnings that meet the VITA program guidelines. Return preparation is limited for those with debt forgiveness and those with Schedule C, D or E.

More detailed eligibility requirements and a list of documents to bring are available here.

To schedule an appointment, call 211 (if calling from the Kent Campus, dial 8 first) and request information for Portage County. If you have questions, email or visit the VITA website.

The Kent State VITA program is sponsored by PNC Bank.