VITA Clinic 2018 Annual Report
Celebrating its 48th year, the CSUN VITA Clinic has once again broken records. Powered by 450 volunteers, the CSUN VITA Clinic has offered free tax preparation to over 7,500 low-income taxpayers in Los Angeles County. This continued level of growth has positioned the CSUN VITA Clinic as one of the largest VITA sites in California. In all, we have helped taxpayers claim over $8.4 million in tax refunds and $3.5 million in tax credits and saved taxpayers over $1.1 million in tax preparation fees. The CSUN VITA Clinic site was ranked as the No. 1 VITA site in Southern California (among 389 sites), and No. 2 in California (among 976 sites). Also, among academic institutions, the CSUN VITA Clinic site was ranked No. 1 in California and No. 2 nationwide (among 474 academic institutions).
This year the CSUN VITA Clinic expanded its reach beyond the San Fernando Valley to 20 sites starting on Jan. 23 through April 18. The dedicated volunteers at the clinic were available to serve taxpayers six days per week and as many as 12 hours per day. Jointly our team of volunteers have invested 20,292 hours of service during this tax season, up more than 7,000 hours over last year. We also embarked on an exciting new initiative serving veterans. In collaboration with the Los Angeles Veterans Administration and with the bold support from Citi Community Development, the CSUN VITA Clinic developed several innovative features to improve outreach and engagement with veterans to secure their tax refunds and credits and enhance their financial resiliency. Read More
CSUN VITA Clinic by the Numbers