Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program

NIU's Financial Cents Program and the Department of Accountancy is proud to be partnering with Goodwill Northern Illinois to bring the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) to NIU. VITA consists of IRS-certified volunteers that provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals

This year, NIU Students, Faculty, and Staff can visit volunteers in the Holmes Student Center Gallery Lounge to get assistance every Tuesday from 11:30am - 7:00pm starting January 31 and ending April 11. (They will be closed March 14th for Spring Break)

To Schedule an Appointment:

Contact Goodwill at 815-375-5201

Appointments are preferred. Please see the site manager regarding the drop off program or availability for walk-in appointments.

Please bring the following items to your appointment:

  • Social Security Cards
  • Photo ID
  • Proof of medical insurance (1095’s)
  • All wage forms (W-2, unemployment)
  • College expenses (if any)
  • Property tax bill (if any)
  • Routing and account number for direct deposit of refund (if applicable)

Have questions? No problem! Contact NIU’s Financial Cents program at (815) 753-HELP or email financialcents@niu.edu

Please feel free to distribute the 2016-2017 VITA Poster