Oklahoma City University | Income tax assistance program returns to… Skip to content

Income tax assistance program returns to OCU

Oklahoma City University's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is providing free preparation and e-filing for 2023 taxes for the general public through April 10.

VITA is providing services from 3-6 p.m. Wednesdays and noon to 4 p.m. every other Saturday effective March 2 in the Meinders School of Business room 219. VITA will be closed March 20 and 23 during OCU's spring break.

All services are first-come, first-served — no appointments are required.

The VITA program, sponsored by the IRS, offers free tax help to low-income taxpayers, persons with disabilities and other English-speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their returns. As a free public service, OCU VITA gives priority to helping those most in need.

The OCU VITA staff consists of accounting students working under the supervision of accounting faculty members to ensure the accuracy of each return.

“Our students get an opportunity to put into action things they have picked up in the classroom,” said John Veal, OCU instructor of accounting. “They get a chance to process tax returns in real-time, and with real situations. In addition, they get to provide a valuable community service.” 

Those seeking assistance should bring all necessary tax documents, including social security cards for themselves and dependents, W-2 forms and 1099 forms. Receipts from charitable contributions and educational and day care expenses should also be included. A complete list of items to bring is available on the irs.gov website.

For more information about VITA, contact Veal at [email protected] or 405-208-5464.

Back to all news
Back to Top