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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

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The UK Tax Clinic is open through 6 pm Monday, April 18. We will reopen for amendments and late filing the week of May 9.

NOTE: If you are a University of Kentucky student who has prepared your federal nonresident tax return online and you need only to file your Kentucky state return, click here.

You may make an appointment with us by clicking on the button below and selecting UK College of Law as the appointment site. You may choose another VITA site if you so desire.

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You may also make an appointment by calling United Way of the Bluegrass at 2-1-1 or toll free outside of Lexington at 866-362-6211. Or you may book an appointment online at www.uwbg.org/ckeep or on your phone by texting KYTax to 898-211.

Who is Eligible: We can help you with your return if your income is from only the following: wages, scholarships, interest, dividends, simple self-employment, simple pensions, unemployment insurance, social security or small miscellaneous items (gambling winnings, for example). 

If, after beginning work on your return, we cannot complete your return, we will give you all of the information you gave to us as well as a copy of the work we were able to complete so that you can take it to a paid preparer or seek other assistance. 

Do-it-yourself free tax help online. Several sponsors have partnered to offer My Free Taxes, which you can access at www.myfreetaxes.com/UK. A free helpline for this service only is available at 855-698-9435 from 9am-10pm (EST) Monday-Saturday. You are eligible for this service only if you are a US citizen or permanent resident, because the software provided does not prepare nonresident returns. Gross income limitation for this service is $62,000. 

Help for students and scholars at UK is available through Glacier Tax Prep (GTP) which you will have access to through the UK International Center. You should use GTP to do your federal return, if possible, before coming to the College of Law site. We will be glad to review the federal return, make any corrections, and help you with the state return(s) you need.

Location: UK College of Law, Room 47. The College of Law Building is on South Limestone, adjacent to Memorial Hall. Room 47 is located in the basement of the College of Law Building. 

Parking: Parking behind the Law School is limited to UK permits during clinic hours on Monday through Thursday. Pay parking is available at meters in the parking lot at the corner of South Limestone and Prall Streets. Information on other visitor parking is available here

What to Bring:

  • Photo ID
  • Social Security Card or ITIN for taxpayer, spouse and dependents
  • All Forms W-2, 1099, 1098, or 1042-S you have received
  • Documentation of other income
  • Copy of last year's return, if available

Questions: For a list of frequently asked questions about VITA click here

Other Information: There are many other sites in Lexington offering free tax help. You may make an appointment at any site in Central Kentucky by calling United Way of the Bluegrass at 2-1-1 or toll free outside of Lexington at 866-362-6211. Or you may book an appointment online at www.uwbg.org/ckeep or on your phone by texting KYTax to 898-211.

For access to other free tax help in central Kentucky, click here
Internal Revenue Service 
Kentucky Department of Revenue