Los Angeles, CA
+1 (323) 380 8955

Welcome to USC Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)


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.


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

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 2020, cannot be claimed as a dependent of another taxpayer for tax year 2020, and have a Social Security number valid for employment that is issued before the due date of your 2020 tax return (including extensions).

IRS: Recovery Rebate Credit

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Closed for 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

2018 Tax Season At a Glance

February – April 2019

In Federal Refunds


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