Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program

Did you receive an Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare") subsidy last year?
If yes, did you file a 2014 tax return?

If you did not file a 2014 tax return,
and fail to do so by December 31, 2015,
you are in danger of losing future subsidies.

Students at Washburn Law can help you file!

The Tax and Estate Planning Association at Washburn University School of Law will assist individuals and families in the community with preparing and filing their tax returns for the 2014 tax year during a special VITA session.

When: Monday, December 14, 2015, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Washburn University School of Law, 1st Floor
(see map to Washburn Law)

Families and individuals grossing $52,000 or less are eligible for the VITA program. All returns will be filed electronically with the IRS.

No appointments are scheduled, but please note that clients are helped on a first-come, first-served basis.

The following tax information, as appropriate, is needed to complete tax forms:

  • REQUIRED: Birth dates and verification of social security number (SSN) for the taxpayer, spouse and any children born in the household on or before December 31, 2014. SSN verification can be a social security card or an official document from Social Security containing the FULL social security number.
  • REQUIRED: Photo ID for the primary taxpayers on the return.
  • REQUIRED: For joint tax returns: a) both filers must be present at the VITA site or b) the person filing the return must have a power of attorney from the person not present.
  • PREFERRED: A copy of your 2013 tax return.
  • W-2 forms from all 2014 jobs.
  • 1099-G form, if you received unemployment insurance benefits or a state refund in 2014.
  • 1099-INT, if you received interest paid by a financial institution in 2014.
  • All other 1098 and 1099 forms.
  • Any statements received from a mortgage company during 2014.
  • Any notices sent to the worker by the IRS in 2014.
  • Workers with Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) should bring the ITIN card sent to them by the IRS. Workers need either an ITIN or a SSN for the Child Tax Credit.
  • W-2 G Gambling Income
  • 2014 Property Tax Form if claiming the Homestead Credit.
  • Voided check or savings account number where a refund will be direct deposited. No deposit slips.

Washburn Law is on Topeka Metro bus route #17 (west 17th). Exit the bus near 17th Street and MacVicar.

2015 Tax Returns

Washburn Law will again be a VITA site in 2016. Students will assist with filing returns for the 2015 tax year each Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., from January 30-April 16, 2016. Please check back after January 1, 2016 for further details.