The Volunteer Tax Assistance Program (VTAP) is a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site. VITA sites are supported by the Internal Revenue Service, and are located throughout the United States. VTAP is a student run service organization supported by the Minnesota Student Association. Our main office is located at room 103A, Coffman Memorial Union at the University of Minnesota. VTAP works with student volunteers to offer free tax assistance to low to moderate-income individuals.
VTAP was started in 2006, and has continued to grow each year. We have recently combined an existing Nonresident VITA site with the VTAP site to serve international students and other individuals with nonresident alien status in the U of M community, and offer tax service to Nonresident students. VTAP was honored by the University of Minnesota with the Tony Diggs Excellence Award, which recognized VTAP as a top student group at the University.
VTAP strives to offer exceptional Federal and State tax services to the University of Minnesota community free of charge. This is accomplished through the training of students in technical aspects of tax preparation as well as in professionalism. It is our hope that the service learning opportunity VTAP provides will give students knowledge that will help them prepare for future careers.
VTAP’s visions is to operate a fully sustainable program that is the model for student run college service organizations in the Midwest. This will add to the quality of education for the students at the University of Minnesota, result in better professionals, and offer invaluable tax resources for the University community.