Los Angeles, CA
+1 (323) 380 8955

Welcome to USC Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

ATTENTION: Now closed for 2022. 

Other Resources:
 · myfreetaxes.com for U.S. Citizens and Residents
 · sprintax.com for Foreign Students
 · irs.treasury.gov/freetaxprep for other VITA sites that may be in operation

E-mail us at uscvita@gmail.com if you have any questions or concerns. Alternatively, you may leave us a voicemail at (323)380-8955 but a response may be delayed if you choose to call.

No longer taking appointments for 2022!


Location & Appointments

Now closed for 2022. 


Now closed for 2022. 


Now closed for 2022. 

Clients must upload documents at least 36 hours before their appointment

Appointments without all necessary documents will be cancelled. 
What if I can’t get an appointment?

We have walk-ins!

Now closed for 2022. 

Tax Updates & Resources

Check back for the latest tax resources and updates that may affect you!

Returning Stimulus Checks

Only residents and citizens are allowed to claim a stimulus check, per the IRS. If you are a nonresident alien and received a stimulus check, click the link below to learn how to repay/return the check.

IRS: Returning Stimulus Checks

Other Tax Preparation Services

Click the link below for your corresponding residency type for tax purposes.

US Citizens/Resident AliensNon-Resident Aliens

How to Extend Your Return for Free

If you do not think you can file by the tax deadline, you may file for an extension at one of the links provided by the IRS, found below.

IRS Free Extension Filing Links

New Health Insurance Requirement for California Income Taxes

Beginning January 1, 2020, all California residents must either:

Have qualifying health insurance coverage for all members of your household
Obtain an exemption from the requirement to have coverage

Pay a penalty when they file their state tax return (From $750 and upwards)

CA FTB: New Health Care Mandate

Recovery Rebate Credit

If you did not receive your stimulus check, you are eligible for the refundable Recovery Rebate Credit, which can reduce your tax liability or increase your refunds by the amount of the stimulus.

Generally, you are eligible to claim the Recovery Rebate Credit if you were a U.S. citizen or U.S. resident alien in 2021, cannot be claimed as a dependent of another taxpayer for tax year 2021, and have a Social Security number valid for employment that is issued before the due date of your 2021 tax return (including extensions).

IRS: Recovery Rebate Credit

USC VITA is a student-run organization that provides free tax assistance to families and students with moderate to low incomes in the Central Los Angeles community. We are committed to giving back and providing our clients with an excellent experience.


We prepare tax returns for free for eligible clients.

Click the links below to check if you are eligible to receive free tax assistance with us.

Client EligibilityRequired Documents

Our volunteers are trained by accounting professionals and IRS-certified. If you are interested in volunteering, please click the link below.

Volunteer Info

Volunteer with us!

2021 Tax Season At a Glance

February – April 2021

In Federal Refunds


Volunteer Hours

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