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Student volunteer Daisy Zhao confers with Anthony Kress, now serving as lead coordinator, during last year’s VITA program. Both are senior business administration-accounting majors. Photo by Kelly Lacefield

Need Tax Assistance?

Business Students Offer Help to Low-Income Families, Individuals


Cal State Fullerton students are offering income tax return preparation and filing assistance. Volunteer Income Tax Assistance is an IRS-sponsored community program that helps low-income families and individuals prepare federal and state returns.

Linda Pham (B.A. business administration 09) reviews papers of a client of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program at Cal State Fullerton. Before graduating in August, Pham volunteered for the program for three years. Photo by Kelly Lacefield


4-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Feb. 9 through March 24

1-5 p.m. Saturdays Feb. 13 through March 28


Room 203A of Langsdorf Hall

Cal State Fullerton, 800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, 92831


Anthony Kress, a senior business administration major from Yorba Linda, and Daisy Zhao, a senior business administration-accounting major from Rowland Heights, are student coordinators of the effort, under the guidance of Kathleen K. Wright, professor of accounting, CPA and attorney.


For those seeking services, annual incomes can be no greater than $40,000 for single filers, $45,000 for a family of three, or $50,000 for a family of four or more.

Applicants must bring:

  • valid photo I.D. and Social Security cards, 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 Room 203A of Langsdorf Hall at least one hour before closing time. Campus parking is $8 per vehicle during the week and free on Saturdays. A map of parking lots and self-serve permit dispensing machine locations is available.


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

Media Contacts:
Kathleen K. Wright, Accounting, 657-278-7029 or
Pamela McLaren, Public Affairs, 657-278-4852 or