Los Angeles, CA
+1 (323) 380 8955

Welcome to USC Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Providing free tax assistance to the local community

*UPDATE* 6/6/2020
USC VITA is NOW OPEN VIRTUALLY until July 15, 2020. Please scroll down to see how we can help you file your taxes virtually by appointment ONLY.

NEW NO-SHOW POLICY: If you do not show up to your appointment as promised without prior communication to us at least four hours before, we will not be allowing rescheduling due to the limited number of spots available.


Per university policy, USC VITA’s physical location has been closed. However, USC VITA is offering free virtual services from June 6, 2020 to July 15, 2020 (the extended filing deadline) on an appointment basis—one hour per appointment via Zoom. We accept any clients who qualify per the IRS VITA rules.


Volunteer tax preparers will share their screen while preparing your taxes so that you will be “present” during the process and may ask any questions you wish.


Please complete all the steps listed below to complete your appointment booking.

1.    Schedule a time slot for your appointment:      https://signup.com/go/qsnSPhm. You will be able to sign up for time slots at most one week in advance of the appointment.

2.    Upload the relevant documents at least one hour prior to your scheduled appointment:      https://forms.gle/th64Tib6rYkKFv4w7.

3.    Ensure you have access to Zoom:      https://zoom.us/download.

4.    Receive an e-mail meeting invitation with the Zoom link at least 12 hours before your appointment.


Disclaimer: USC VITA will take all possible precautions to ensure that your information is secure. However, we cannot guarantee absolute security. Your information will only intentionally be disclosed to the IRS and will be deleted by the end of the 2019 tax season. By scheduling an appointment with USC VITA and sharing your personal information, you waive USC VITA from any liability arising from inadvertent disclosure of information. We recommend password-protecting the documents that you send to us and e-mailing us the password or providing the password during your appointment on Zoom. The free PDF-Xchange Editor is a useful tool to do so.


Other Resources

·      https://www.myfreetaxes.com/ for U.S. Citizens and Residents

·      https://www.sprintax.com/ for Foreign Students

·      https://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.

Virtual VITA Appointment LinkDocument Upload Google FormZoom Download CenterPDF-XChange Editor

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 USC VITA.


 Our volunteers are trained by accounting professionals and IRS-certified.

If you are interested in volunteering, please click the link below.


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Physical Services CLOSED for 2020 Tax Season

Don’t Forget Your Documents!

We cannot help you if you do not bring the required documents listed on the link below.

Required Documents

USC Community Computing Center

3335 South Figueroa St., Unit MM
Los Angeles, CA 90007

Thurs: 3–7pm 
Fri: 10am–7pm 
Sat: 11am–5pm

Looking for other VITA locations? Click on the link below to search for a VITA site near you!

Other IRS VITA Sites

USC VITA at LAC Wellness Center (no Foreign Student Returns)

1200 State St. #1008 
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Fri: 1pm–7pm 
Sat: 8:30am–12:30pm 

Closed February 14-15 for President’s Day Weekend

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From the 2018 tax season

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