The CSUN VITA Clinic will resume operations in January 2024!
Serving the public since 1970, CSUN VITA Clinic is a cost-free income tax assistance service to low-income residents in the San Fernando Valley and beyond. Our goal is to provide outstanding free tax preparation service to low-income taxpayers in our community and to provide our students with a quality experiential learning experience in the field of taxation.
CSUN VITA Clinic provides cost-free income tax assistance to low-income residents.
The CSUN VITA Clinic was ranked as the largest serving free tax preparation clinic in California in 2021 and the largest academic institution nationally offering free tax preparation services. With the help of over 220 student volunteers, we have served through our virtual platform almost 6,000 low-income taxpayers in 2021. CSUN’s VITA Clinics are helping Californians qualify for the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC).
All services are by appointment only.
The best way to contact us is by emailing at or calling us at (818) 677-3600.
Disclaimer: We recommend checking if you qualify before making an appointment. The VITA program has limitations that may prevent us from serving you.
If you would like to try finding other free tax preparation sites,
visit Free Tax Prep Help on the IRS website.
In the 2021 Tax Season, CSUN VITA Clinic hit one of its best-recorded rankings!
- Los Angeles City: the CSUN VITA Clinic was ranked number 1 among 112 sites in Los Angeles County.
- Southern California: the CSUN VITA Clinic was ranked number 1 among 642 sites in Southern California
- California: the CSUN VITA Clinic was ranked number 1 in California
- Nationwide: Ranked number 8 among 6,049 VITA sites
- Among academic institutions nationwide, CSUN VITA Clinic was ranked number 1 among 339 VITA sites.
Enrollment in the CSUN VITA Clinic for the Spring of 2023 is now open. Please check back with us in November 2023 for more volunteer opportunities! Check out the students' tab on the left.
Under the supervision of experienced tax practitioners, trained and certified CSUN students provide free tax preparation services (federal and state) to eligible low-income taxpayers. Services are offered at the CSUN campus and several remote sites in the community beginning in late January through mid-April each year.
The CSUN VITA Clinic is sponsored by the Bookstein Institute for Higher Education in Taxation in the Department of Accounting & Information Systems at the David Nazarian College of Business & Economics. While supported by the IRS, the CSUN VITA Clinic is not part of or affiliated with the IRS.
The CSUN VITA Clinic does not discriminate against any person based on race, color, national origin, disability, or age in admission, treatment, or participation in its programs, services, and activities, or employment. For further information about this policy, or if you need special accommodation for the services we provide, please contact us at least one week before your scheduled appointment at (818) 677-3600.