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Welcome to the San Diego State University VITA homepage!

NOTE:  SDSU VITA will open for limited appointments only on February 15.  Main operations including limited walk-ins begin February 22nd.  Please do not walk-in prior to February 22nd.  Appointments can be made on the Resident on Foreign Student pages to the left.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is an IRS program designed to assist low income taxpayers (generally people who make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly, and limited English speaking taxpayers (including non-US residents) who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns) file their tax returns. Volunteers at this location are SDSU students that have been trained and certified by the IRS to prepare federal and California state income tax returns free of charge.


The mission of SDSU VITA is to improve the lives of the campus community by providing free tax assistance in partnership with the IRS. Many students and other community members do not have access to affordable tax preparation services or are unaware of tax programs (e.g., Earned Income Tax Credit; Education Tax Credit; Child Tax Credit) that could put thousands of dollars back in their hands and into the local economy. SDSU VITA also provides assistance to SDSU international students with their non-resident income tax compliance. International students often need special assistance to navigate this unfamiliar and complex area of tax law.

For information on having your return prepared at VITA click here US Residents
For information on volunteering for VITA click here Volunteers
For hours and directions to VITA click here Hours and Location


Faculty Advisors: Dr. Steve Gill

IRS Site Advisor: Anna Cabrera

Student Coordinators: 

Email: [email protected]

Mailing Address:

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-8221