Los Angeles, CA
+1 (323) 380 8955

Welcome to USC Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Providing free tax assistance to the local community

*UPDATE for TAXPAYERS* 7/15/2020
USC VITA is officially closed for 2020 and will return in 2021.

FUTURE VOLUNTEERS: If you are interested in volunteering, click the link below to register and sign up for our mailing list!


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

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

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CLOSED until February 2021

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: 10am–4pm

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

2018 Tax Season At a Glance

February – April 2019

In Federal Refunds


Volunteer Hours

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