Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
UCLA VITA is a non-profit organization that has been serving the West Los Angeles community since 1987. Our goal is to provide income tax return assistance to those in need. We are committed to helping UCLA staff, undergraduate and graduate students, as well as anyone in nearby communities in need of tax assistance and education. Our target community population includes those in the West Los Angeles community who fit any of the following descriptions: elderly, low income, non-English speaking, or individuals who are simply uninformed about the tax process. Almost everyone living in the United States must file both Federal and State taxes each year. The income tax filing process can be confusing and is often time consuming. It is important that returns are filed correctly so that the tax laws are followed, which may be difficult to do due to the confusing tax code. It has been and continues to be the goal of our program to help people with their taxes and educate them in the procedure of filing a return to help clarify the process and provide assistance to those who otherwise would go without aid. We offer UCLA students: • A great opportunity to give back to the community while getting hands-on experience • Free training on individual income tax preparation • Strong resume builder with tax experience and community service • An opportunity to network with accounting firms • IRS Certification
Signatories: Christopher Thornton, Deyi Zhu, and Giana Duncan
Advisor: Pamela R Cysner
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