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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is an IRS program designed to assist low income taxpayers file their tax returns. Volunteers at this location are SDSU students that have been trained and certified by the IRS to prepare tax returns.
The complexities and the nature of tax law are obstacles that discourage and frustrate many low-income taxpayers' efforts to complete their own returns. In fact, many taxpayers who are entitled to refunds do not even file a tax return at all because they do not understand the various credits and deductions to which they may be entitled. Commercial tax preparers may be too costly an option for low-income taxpayers. This is where VITA comes into play.
SDSU's VITA program will prepare federal, state, and city income tax returns, without charge, for anyone meeting certain financial guidelines.
The service is provided by appointment – you may schedule an appointment under the type of taxpayer (resident v. foreign student). However, we also serve taxpayers on a first-come, first-served basis as available. Your returns are prepared while you wait.
SDSU VITA is sponsored by Lindsey and Brownell, LLP, a premier tax and accounting services firm for Individuals, Closely Held Businesses, Estates & Trusts, and Non-Profit Organizations
The scope of SDSU's VITA program generally includes the following:
US tax residents should go to the Residents page for more information and Foreign Students go to the Foreign student page for more information.
Faculty Advisors: Damon Fleming, Steve Gill, and Narelle MacKenzie
IRS Site Advisor: Ronald Wicks
Student Coordinators: Stephen Beckwith, Justin Harahan
Student Coordinators sponsored by Lindsey and Brownell, LLP.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-8221