Volunteer Income Tax Assistance - NRA VITA

Nonresident Tax Clinic is closed for 2019.

VITA Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are sought to staff the Nonresident Alien (NRA) Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site to assist international students and other nonresidents with tax return preparation. This is a unique opportunity to get involved with the international community on campus and to receive training (and IRS NRA VITA certification) on tax issues.

Volunteers need not have previous experience with tax return preparation, and will not be expected to do line-by-line tax return preparation. The tax filers will complete their own returns using the computer software provided. Volunteers will be expected to answer software-related questions and basic tax return-related questions. Volunteers will not be expected to staff the VITA site alone; the campus Nonresident Tax Office will have personnel onsite.

No minimum number of total hours is required. The larger the number of volunteers, the better the service we can provide, so it is our hope that volunteers will commit to as much time as their schedules permit.

A training session for volunteers is held each year to cover required certifications and discuss the logistics of running the tax clinic. Training sessions can also be scheduled 1 on 1 by contacting the NRA Tax Office.

  • Training for the Missouri Tax return will also take place at that time. 
  • Volunteers who are nonresident aliens are welcome to bring prior year income statements and complete their returns during the training session.

Training on NRA tax issues is available online each year, once updates are made by the IRS. Volunteers must obtain certifications prior to volunteering at the tax clinic.