Leeds School of Business students who have passed an IRS certification exam will prepare tax returns for qualified taxpayers. To ensure accuracy and completeness, all student-prepared tax returns will be reviewed by community volunteers who are experienced in tax law.
Students receive valuable experience preparing tax returns, and they are able to work directly with taxpayers. This hands-on work experience is well received by potential employers, and participating in the VITA program gives students an opportunity to perform a much needed community service.
Last year, Leeds School students prepared approximately 450 tax returns and obtained $430,000 in refunds for taxpayers. The students also placed into the local economy an extra $164,000 through Earned Income Tax Credits for families.
VITA will run February 1 through April 8 in Room 375 in the Koelbel Building (home of the Leeds School of Business on the CU-Boulder campus) on Wednesdays and Saturdays only. Hours are Wednesdays 5:00pm – 7:00pm and Saturdays 9:00am-1:00pm. There are no appointments. We operate on a first come first served basis. Due to limited staffing and high volume of taxpayers, we recommend you arrive as early as possible. Taxpayers arriving late might be rescheduled to another day. Scheduled times are subject to change due to adverse weather conditions.
The Koelbel Building is located at 995 Regent Drive, across the street from the Coors Event Center in Boulder. Free parking is available only in the parking garage across the street from the Koelbel Building.
Eligible taxpayers should bring the following to the tax site: