Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is an IRS program designed to assist low income taxpayers (generally people who make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly, and limited English speaking taxpayers (including non-US residents) who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns) file their tax returns. Volunteers at this location are SDSU students that have been trained and certified by the IRS to prepare federal and California state income tax returns free of charge.
The mission of SDSU VITA is to improve the lives of the campus community by providing free tax assistance in partnership with the IRS. Many students and other community members do not have access to affordable tax preparation services or are unaware of tax programs (e.g., Earned Income Tax Credit; Education Tax Credit; Child Tax Credit) that could put thousands of dollars back in their hands and into the local economy. SDSU VITA also provides assistance to SDSU international students with their non-resident income tax compliance. International students often need special assistance to navigate this unfamiliar and complex area of tax law.
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
For information on having your return prepared at VITA click here Return Prep For information on volunteering for VITA click here Volunteers For hours and directions to VITA click here Hours and Location
Faculty Advisors: Doug Kelley, Damon Fleming, and Steve Gill
IRS Site Advisor: Ronald Wicks
Student Coordinators: Chang (JJ) Jiang and Michaela Casey
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