Volunteer Income Tax Assistance



In service from Jan-Mar 2017

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is an I.R.S. program that provides free income tax preparation to low-income, students, elderly, non-resident, disabled, and limited English proficient individuals.
Our CSULB VITA site is available to qualifying taxpayers with an income level of $54,000 or less. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing for federal and state tax returns. They can inform taxpayers about special tax credits for which they may qualify such as Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, and Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled. Don’t put off your taxes! CSULB VITA has refunded over $816,000 in taxpayer dollars last tax season.

We have informational flyers available in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese for your convenience.

Hours of Operation

Our CSULB Vita site will be available Monday, January 30, 2017 to Friday, March 24, 2017.

8 am – 5 pm

8 am – 5 pm

8 am – 5 pm

8 am – 5 pm

9 am – 3 pm

Site will be closed Friday, February 10 and Monday, February 20

We are located in CBA 237 Computer Lab – Stations #74, 75, 77, 78, 79, 80 & 81.

Before You Visit

Required Documentation

  • Government issued photo ID (Driver’s License)
  • Original Social Security Card (or documents of Individual Taxpayer Identification Number – ITIN)
  • All W-2’s and 1099’s (if any)
  • Other income and expense information
  • Total tuition fees and expenses paid (form 1098-T)
  • Total expenses paid for child/day care
  • Day care or dependent care provider’s address, phone, and identifying number (SSN or EIN)
  • Bank account and routing number (voided check) for direct deposit of refund
  • Last year’s tax return is helpful, but not required
  • To file taxes electronically on a married-filing-joint tax return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms


Contact Philip Nguyen, VITA Coordinator, at vita.csulb@gmail.com.


College of Business Administration
CBA Computer Lab
California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840-8504

All parked vehicles on campus must have a valid parking permit.