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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

What:

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

When:

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

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

Where:

Room 203A of Langsdorf Hall

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

Who:

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.

Clients:

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

Additional:

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.

Info:

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Center at 657-278-8681 or by e-mail: csufvita@gmail.com

Media Contacts:
Kathleen K. Wright, Accounting, 657-278-7029 or kwright@fullerton.edu
Pamela McLaren, Public Affairs, 657-278-4852 or pmclaren@fullerton.edu