What types of returns can be prepared through VITA?

VITA can handle most returns, including those with self-employment and/or investment income. However, some returns are considered out-of-scope, per IRS regulations. Taxpayers with out-of-scope returns may still be eligible to useĀ free do-it-yourself software.

Returns with any of the following cannot be prepared through VITA:

  • Income/loss from rental property
  • Active military pay
  • Moving expenses
  • Household employees
  • Farm income/loss
  • Credit from forms 4136, 2439, 8839, 8801, 8885
  • Bankruptcy
  • Affordable Care Act: Parts IV (Shared Policy Allocation) and V (Alternative Calculation for Year of Marriage) of Form 8962
  • The following types of business returns:
    • Business expenses in excess of $25,000
    • Business showing a net loss
    • Employee taxes
    • Depreciation or amortization
    • Inventory at year-end
    • Business using accrual-based accounting
    • Business use of home expenses
    • Prior year disallowed passive activity loss