Free tax help reaches more residents through community partnerships

Tax season for Westminster College accounting students is an opportunity to gain practical experience while serving the community.

Westminster’s Tax Clinic sets up in the lobby of the Salt Lake County Government Center each year and offers free tax help to low-to-moderate income families. This is the sixth year Westminster has partnered with Salt Lake County – reaching more residents each tax season.

  • 10,000 individuals and families served since 2015
  • $14 million+ in refunds
  • $3 million in refunds just last year
  • 4 thousand community-service hours last year

Westminster’s Tax Clinic has expanded the number of people served by also partnering with Salt Lake Community College. SLCC students enrolled in ACCT 2570 are also providing free tax services to qualified individuals. Students are IRS-certified volunteers through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Westminster’s VITA tax clinic provides free tax help to low-to-moderate income families, persons with disabilities and limited English-speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing and electronically filing their own tax returns. The clinic also offers financial advocacy to assist individuals in achieving financial stability and self-sufficiency. View services, resources and download paperwork at

Westminster’s VITA Tax Clinic is open Jan. 27 through April 15, 2020 at three locations.

Salt Lake County North Government Building

2001 South State Street

Salt Lake City, Utah 84190


Monday–Thursday, 4:30–9:30 p.m.

Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

The North Government Building location is available for walk-ins, drop-offs and appointments. You can pick up a drop-off packet from this location.


Westminster College

Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business

Main Office (2nd Floor)

1840 South 1300 East

Salt Lake City, Utah 84105


Monday–Thursday, 7:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Friday 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Westminster College is a drop-off only location. Drop-off packets are only available at the county building location.

Salt Lake Community College

3460 South 5600 West

West Valley City, Utah 84128


Thursdays, 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

The West Valley location is available for walk-ins only.