UNI offers free tax preparation service to the Cedar Valley
Each year, UNI accounting students prepare hundreds of tax returns as part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.
Working through actual tax returns and interacting with the clients gives UNI accounting students an experiential learning opportunity. These senior or graduate level-students have completed a one-semester comprehensive tax course, received additional training and have access to a variety of federal and state reference materials. They prepare and e-file federal and state tax returns for eligible taxpayers.
VITA was established by the Internal Revenue Service to help those who may find it difficult to pay for tax preparation services. VITA volunteers are certified by the IRS to help prepare basic tax returns in communities across the country. The UNI VITA site serves all members of the Cedar Falls, Waterloo and the university community.
UNI was one of the first VITA sites in the nation to prepare returns electronically and is one of only a few sites that prepare returns for nonresidents. IRS personnel have called UNI the best VITA site in Iowa.
2020 Dates and Times
You Must Make an Appointment! (new this year)
Mondays from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Wednesdays from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
February 17 through April 8 (except for holidays and campus closures)
Returns for Foreign Students and Scholars will be prepared beginning: Monday, March 2
Curris Business Building room 223
University of Northern Iowa
Room opens 30 minutes before posted time
Appointments will be scheduled through United Way of Cedar Valley by calling 2-1-1 or 1-800-244-7431 or this link https://book.appointment-plus.com/b3y830hv.
Email the UNI Department of Accounting or call 319-273-2394.