Free Tax Preparation Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
- The 2022 tax season begins Wednesday, February 2 through April 14, 2022. Please drop off any taxes for this season before April 14.
- The Johnson County VITA Tax site will be virtual for the 2022 tax season.
- We do not make appointments.
- The income threshold to use this service for 2022 is $58,000 or less.
- Tax forms will only be accepted by drop off or mail.
K-State Research & Extension - Johnson County
11811 S. Sunset Drive, Suite 1500
Olathe, KS 66061
What is VITA?
The IRS's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) a program offer free basic tax return preparation to qualified individuals.
The VITA program has operated for over 50 years. VITA sites offer free tax help to people who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns, including:
- People who generally make $58,000 or less
- Persons with disabilities; and
- Limited English-speaking taxpayers
While the IRS manages the VITA program, the VITA sites are operated by IRS partners and staffed by volunteers who want to make a difference in their communities. The IRS-certified volunteers who provide tax counseling are often retired individuals associated with non-profit organizations that receive grants from the IRS.
VITA services are not only free, they are also a reliable and trusted source for preparing tax returns. All VITA volunteers who prepare returns must take and pass tax law training that meets or exceeds IRS standards. This training includes maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of all taxpayer information. In addition to requiring volunteers to certify their knowledge of the tax laws, the IRS requires a quality review check for every return prepared at a VITA site prior to filing. Each filing season, tens of thousands of dedicated VITA volunteers prepare millions of federal and state returns. They also assist taxpayers with the preparation of thousands of Facilitated Self-Assistance returns.
What Photocopies To Submit:
- Proof of identification (photo ID)
- Social Security cards or ITINS for you, your spouse and everyone else onthe tax return.
- Wage and earning statements (Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R,1099-Misc) from all employers
- Interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099)
- IRS Letter 6475 Your Third Economic Impact Payment (optional)
- IRS Letter 6419 if you received the Advance Child Credit
- A copy of last year’s federal and state returns, if available
- Proof of bank account routing and account numbers for direct deposit such as a voided check
- Total paid for daycare provider and the daycare provider's tax identifying number such as their Social Security number or business Employer Identification Number
- Health Insurance Exemption Certificate, if received
- Forms 1095-A, B and C, Health Coverage Statements
- Copies of income transcripts from IRS and state, if applicable
Required Tax Fillable Documents