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News Release

January 22, 2020

Students to Provide Free Tax Preparation

If you made less than $65,000 in 2019, you may qualify to have your federal and state income tax returns filed for free by College of the Canyons business accounting students who are certified with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Offered through the federal government’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) clinic, this free tax preparation service will be offered every Saturday from February 8 through April 11.

“The VITA clinic provides a valuable service to local community members and gives business accounting students hands-on working experience in their chosen field,” said Ali Naddafpour, a business and accounting instructor at the college. “Our VITA students are certified to prepare and e-file federal and state income tax for qualified individuals.”

The VITA clinic will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Saturday through April 11 in Hasley Hall (Rooms 233 and 234).

The VITA volunteer program is sponsored by the IRS and designed to help low to moderate income households. Experienced tax practitioners and IRS agents will also be on site to assist with quality review.

Individual sessions may run one to two hours in length. While walk-ins are welcome, appointments are recommended. To make an appointment, please call (661) 362-3330.  

Parking will be free in all student lots during VITA’s hours of operation.