Students and Alums Provide Free Tax Assistance
IRS Program Offers Preparation and Filing Help to Low-Income Families and Individuals
Jan. 8, 2013
Cal State Fullerton students are offering income tax return preparation and filing assistance to low-income families and individuals. More than 100 students and alumni — all certified — take part in Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), an IRS-sponsored community program.
Feb. 9 – April 13
4 - 8 p.m. Mondays in McCarthy Hall Room 438
4 - 8 p.m. Tuesdays in McCarthy Hall Room 464
10 a.m. – noon Saturdays in Mihaylo Hall Room 1112
California State University, Fullerton
800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, 92831
The student-run VITA chapter is under the guidance of Christopher R. Petruzzi, professor of accounting. VITA President Warren J. Doller of Anaheim, a senior majoring in business administration-accounting and finance, will be managing the campus sites; and Seila Hun of Orange, senior business administration-accounting and finance, and taxation graduate student Julie Ng of Monterey Park, both interns for the VITA program, are serving as coordinators for the various VITA sites in Orange County.
For those seeking services, annual incomes can be no greater than $58,000 per household. Applicants must bring:
- valid photo I.D. and Social Security cards, plus birth dates for taxpayer, spouse and dependents
- wage and earnings statements and financial statements applicable to a personal tax return
- records of any payments to daycare and provider's I.D. number
- last year's income tax returns, plus bank routing and account numbers for direct deposit
Assistance is provided on a first-come, first-served basis, and clients must arrive at VITA sites no later than one hour before closing time.
Courtesy parking passes are available for VITA clients arriving from off campus and are available in person at the parking information booths located on Folino Drive off Nutwood Avenue on the south side of campus and Arts Drive off State College Boulevard on the west side of campus. A map of the campus is available online.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Center at 657-278-8681 or by e-mail.
Christopher Petruzzi, Accounting
Pamela McLaren, 657-278-4852