Cal State Fullerton Mihaylo College students assist Orange County residents with their tax returns through the VITA program.

As part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) at Cal State Fullerton, trained accounting students will be providing complimentary income tax assistance for both federal and state returns to low- and moderate-income residents who have a family income of $60,000 or less.

Part of a broader nationwide network committed to ensuring that tax preparation is available for free for those of modest incomes, the Cal State Fullerton program is the largest such site in Orange County and the only specializing in assisting international students as well as local residents.

“It’s a great way to teach and give accounting students exposure to preparing tax returns. It provides a much needed service to the community and really does save a lot of people money,” says Jon Durrant, assistant professor of accounting and faculty advisor to the program.

For more information, visit the CSUF VITA Facebook page. Or continue reading in this Daily Titan article.