Providing tax assistance

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) at UCLA is a student-run service organization that provides free income tax preparation and assistance in financial and tax planning to low-income, disabled, and elderly individuals in the Los Angeles community since 1987. The income tax filing process can be confusing and is often time-consuming. It is our goal to help people and educate them in filing tax returns to help clarify the process and provide assistance to those who otherwise would go without aid. Each year, we train approximately 200 UCLA undergraduate students in personal income tax preparation. In 2016, our volunteers assisted approximately 1,225 clients, saving them nearly $300,000 through tax refunds and credits.

If your organization would be interested in hosting a Financial Literacy Forum (FLF) for your community, please fill out this email! FLFs are informative and interactive presentations on relevant financial topics such a taxes, personal finance, and financial aid, and can be tailored to your organization’s needs.

Commitment Required:

Minimum 16 hours per quarter for Winter and Spring

Ways to Get Involved:

Volunteer applications available early Fall quarter of each year, please visit our website for more information.

Leadership Opportunities:

Qualified volunteers can apply to be a Quality Reviewer and apply to be on board mid-Spring quarter.

Social Media:

VITA Website