Cal State LA College of Business and Economics | VITA Tax Program

The Cal State LA VITA Program is back! We will be preparing tax returns for the 2021 tax season beginning at the end of January 2021. Our first Saturday of tax preparation will be on January 30. We will be preparing tax returns from 8 AM to 12 PM.

The Cal State LA VITA Program is co-sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service. For the 37th consecutive year the Cal State LA Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (Cal State LA VITA) Program will be providing electronic tax preparation and electronic filing services for Los Angeles residents, all at no cost to taxpayers.

Federal and California tax returns are prepared by IRS certified students and faculty who utilize collaborative strategies to provide tax advocacy, prepare accurate tax returns, and disseminate information to low-to-middle-income, elderly, disabled, and limited English-speaking taxpayers.

The Cal State LA VITA Program has a two-fold purpose:
1) To provide free tax preparation services to community members
2) To provide service-learning and community-citizenship for the Cal State LA students

The Program is aimed to assist low-to-middle-income taxpayers with income up to $58,000 annually.

Stay tuned for updates!


Professor John Cooper
Faculty Advisor, Cal State LA VITA Program