TUC Sponsored Programs

CSUN VITA Clinic Prepares and Files Federal and State Income Tax for Free

September 29, 2015

Dear Principal Investigators and Research Administrators:

Below, please find a message and offer from your fellow Principal Investigator Rafi Efrat, Professor and Bookstein Chair in Taxation in the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics. The CSUN VITA Clinic is offering to prepare and file federal and state tax returns for free to those earning $53,000 or less. For more information, please see below or refer to the attached flyer: Here

Please forward the message as you deem appropriate.

Best Regards,



Have the CSUN VITA Clinic Prepare and File your Federal and State Income Tax for Free!

Are the Services Free?

Yes! If your household income was under $54,000 in 2015, you can have your federal and state tax returns prepared and e-filed for free by a trained and certified student volunteer at one of the CSUN VITA Clinic sites throughout the San Fernando Valley.  You may also qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit when you file your tax return.

CSUN VITA Clinic locations will be open beginning January 23, 2016 through April 15, 2016.  While walk-ins are welcomed, appointments are recommended. 

Where are you Located and When are You Open?

For your convenience, starting on January 23, 2016 and through April 15, we will be open in the following sites:

Site Name Address Hours of Operation
CSUN Campus
Juniper Hall Building, Room 1109
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, 91330

M-F 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m., plus
Wednesdays 6:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.
San Fernando Public Library
217 North Maclay Avenue
San Fernando, 91340

Saturdays 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Sun Valley Public Library
7935 Vineland Avenue
Sun Valley, 91352

Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
Sylmar Public Library
14561 Polk Street
Sylmar, 91342

Saturdays 1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Pacoima Public Library
13605 Van Nuys Blvd
Pacoima, 91331

Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
Panorama City Public Library
14345 Roscoe Blvd
Panorama City, 91402

Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

NEW Economics for Women-Canoga Park

7500 Alabama Ave
Canoga Park, 91303
Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

NEW Economics for Women- Van Nuys

6931 Van Nuys Blvd # 201
Van Nuys, 91405
Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

Do I Need to Make an Appointment?

Appointments are encouraged, but not required. To make an appointment, please visit us at: www. XXXXX Eligible individuals without an appointment are welcome to any of our sites, but will only be seen if time permits.  Also, if you prefer, you may drop off your documents with one of our trained clinicians at any of the sites, and come back again a week later to pick up your return. The last day for the drop off service is April 8, 2016.

Are there Spanish Speaking Interpreters and Do You Provide Other Accommodations?

Yes, Spanish speaking interpreters are available in most sites. Also, please let us know at least 72 hours before arrival, if you need any special accommodations.

What do I need to bring to the site?

Please be sure to bring with you the following:

For married filing joint, both spouses must be present

Proof of identification for yourself and/or your spouse

All Forms W-2 and 1099, 1098

Total paid to day care provider and their tax ID number

Information for other income

Birth dates for you, spouse and/or dependents on the return

Information for all deductions/credits

Social Security cards or Individual Taxpayer Identification notices/cards for you, your spouse, and/or dependents

A copy of last year’s tax return, if available

Forms 1095-A, B or C (Affordable Health Care Statements)

Savings or checking account and routing numbers for direct deposit

For prior year or returns, copies of income transcripts from IRS (and state, if applicable)

What Kind of Tax Returns Do you Prepare?

Please refer to the type of tax returns we prepare, at /bookstein-institute/csun-vita-clinic/taxpayers

How Do I Get More Information?

For more information, visit http://www.csun.edu/bookstein-institute/csun-vita-clinic or call (818) 677-3600; or email us: CSUNVITAClinic@csun.edu