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Serving the Community — Business Students Provide Tax Return Assistance

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Cal State Fullerton students are offering income tax return preparation and filing assistance to low-income families and individuals. Students as well as business alumni — all certified — take part in Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), an IRS-sponsored community program.


Through April 15 (closed March 31-April 1)
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Fridays — Room 318 of Langsdorf Hall
Saturdays — Room 2307 of Steven G Mihaylo Hall

California State University, Fullerton
800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, 92831
(campus map)


The student-run VITA chapter is organized and led by Anne Situ, a senior business administration-accounting major and CSUF VITA president, under the guidance of Jennifer Howard, assistant professor of accounting.


For those seeking services, annual incomes can be no greater than $60,000 per household. Married couples must both be present if filing jointly; no married filing separately. Assistance also will be provided in filing for 2014 and 2015.

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 income 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
  • If itemizing: DMV vehicle registration notice, property tax bill for residential home and other necessary documents


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.


$2 per hour or $8 for a daily permit on weekdays. Details are available online.


Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Center at 657-278-8681 or by e-mail.


Pamela McLaren, 657-278-4852