VITA Program Sessions Announced

UND Law Students to Conduct Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program
Program provides free tax preparation for qualified individuals

University of North Dakota law students will be preparing and electronically filing income tax returns, free of charge, for individuals who qualify through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program

VITA is a free service that provides free e-file for participants filing federal and state tax returns.  Preparers are certified by the IRS to complete tax returns for individuals and families who made less than $43,279 in 2009. The School of Law’s Public Interest Law Student Association (PILSA) is sponsoring the effort that will run through April 15, 2010. 

Law students will prepare tax returns on Tuesdays, Thursdays and select Saturdays.  The session schedule and locations are listed below. 

Grand Forks Sessions

Tuesdays Thursdays Saturdays


University Apartment Community Center
525 Stanford Road
Grand Forks, ND 58201



University Apartment Community Center
525 Stanford Road - (the location of University Daycare)
Grand Forks, ND 58201



For more information on PILSA's VITA program, please contact Brianna McAleer at or Adam Gallant at


Grand Forks Public Library
2110 Library Circle
Grand Forks, ND 58201

(701) 772-8116
Reference Desk


Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


Jan. 26,
Feb. 2, 9, 16 & 23
March 2, 9, 11, 23 & 30
April 6, 13

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


Jan. 28,
Feb. 4, 11, 18 & 25
March 4, 11 & 25
April 1 & 8

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Jan. 23
February 6, 20 & 27
March 6


If you will be filing as a Non-Resident Alien, you will need to attend a class preparation specifically designed for your filing status at the Memorial Union at UND on February 22, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. or 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.  For more information on this session, please contact the International Center or visit their website.

Individuals interested in participating must bring:

* Proof of identification

* Social Security Cards for you, your spouse and dependents and/or a Social Security Number verification letter issued by the Social Security Administration

* Birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents on the tax return

* Current year’s tax package if you received one

* Wage and earning statement(s) Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R, from all employers

* Interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099)

* A copy of last year’s federal and state returns if available

* Bank routing numbers and account numbers for Direct Deposit

* Total paid for daycare provider and the daycare provider's tax identifying number (the provider's Social Security Number or the provider's business Employer Identification Number)

* To file taxes electronically on a married-filing-joint tax return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms.

VITA is sponsored by the Public Interest Law Student Association. For questions, please contact OR

PILSA is a student organization at the University of North Dakota School of Law.  The organization is committed to using the law to create social change and increasing access to justice for segments of the population that are underrepresented in the community.