Los Angeles, CA
+1 (323) 380 8955

Welcome to USC Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Currently CLOSED for 2023
Other Resources:
 · Myfreetaxes.com for U.S. Citizens and Residents
 · Sprintax.com for Foreign Students
 · Irs.treasury.gov/freetaxprep for other VITA sites

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

VITA is currently closed as tax season ends

Please consult with other tax professionals for your tax return


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

2022 Tax Season At a Glance

February – April 2022

Total Refunds


Volunteer Hours

Tax Updates & Resources

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

New: Health insurance requirement for California

Beginning 1/1/2020, all California residents must have qualifying health insurance coverage for all members of your household or obtain an exemption from the requirement to have coverage

If not, pay a penalty when they file their state tax return (starting from $750)

CA FTB: New Health Care Mandate

New: Charitable contribution deductions

For the 2022 tax year, charitable contributions can only be itemized i.e. the CARES Act is no longer in effect.

If your standard deduction is higher than your itemized deduction, you may not choose to deduct charitable contributions.

Charitable Contribution Deductions
What if I can’t get a “Zoom” appointment?

We have in-person walk-ins!

Currently CLOSED as tax season ends


Location & Appointments

We release new appointments Fridays at 10 AM PST. The first release will be 2/3/2023.

Sign up for an appointment

Mon – Wed (virtually)
8 am – 9:30 pm

Friday – Saturday (in-person)
12 pm – 4:30 pm


Virtually through Zoom. 

In-person at 
3335 S. Figueroa Street, Suite MM, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Clients must upload documents at least 36 hours before their appointment

Appointments without all necessary documents may be cancelled.
List of required documents

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