Tax Assistance for U.S. Residents

Legal Services for Students offers free income tax assistance and education services to KU students who are U.S. residents or resident alien tax filers.

Doing Your Own Tax Return

LSS recommends using the TaxSlayer software program to prepare both your federal and state tax returns. LSS provides access to TaxSlayer for free to resident and resident alien filers. A link to this software is provided at the LSS tax filing workshops, and can be provided by email on request. To request TaxSlayer access, email Legal Services for Students at


NOTE: You do not have to be a KU student to use this free tax software.


Filing with TaxSlayer is free for individuals whose income was less than $79,000.00 for the reported tax year. 


Need Additional Help or Advice? 

If you need additional help completing your tax returns, please come to one of our tax workshops. See the Tax Document Checklist for a description of documents you may need to bring with you.

Alternatively, you can prepare your own return online using MyFreeTaxes.