Cal State Fullerton accounting students provide tax preparation services to their peers and other low income residents of Orange County.

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Each year, hundreds of low-income Orange County residents, including many Cal State Fullerton students and their families, receive no-cost professional tax preparation through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program at CSUF’s Mihaylo College of Business and Economics.

The program, in which 80 IRS-trained accounting students offer free tax preparation services to people who may otherwise not be able to afford professional tax assistance, was recognized by Accounting Today, a major new York-based trade magazine in the accounting industry.

The VITA program is currently serving taxpayers each Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at EC-008, in the lower level of the Education Classroom building on the Cal State Fullerton campus. The service is available to California residents who are employed or are self-employed, provided their income (or combined household income) is $60,000 or less.

For more information or to make an appointment, visit or visit @CSUFVITA on Facebook. Be sure to bring all necessary tax documents and official identification when having your taxes prepared.

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