The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) 2020

CLOSED: Income Tax Preparation VITA

Due to the circumstances of the COVID-19 scare, VITA is no longer operating. If you'd like to prepare your own taxes with the same VITA Online Tax services

Free Income Tax Preparation January 27 - March 27, 2020

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) IRS program that provides free income tax preparation to low-income, students, elderly, non-residents, and limited English proficiency individuals.

Filing Taxes

Get your tax returns prepared at the CSU Long Beach VITA site. IRS-certified tax preparers can assist you in preparing both a federal and state tax returns.

The Facts

Our CSU Long Beach VITA site is available to qualifying taxpayers with an income level of $54,000 or less. Our site has refunded over $900,000 in taxpayer dollars last tax season.

Necessary Items

  • Government-issued photo ID
  • Original social security card or documents of
  • Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN)
  • for all family members
  • All W-2 and 1099 Forms (if any)
  • Other income or expense information
  • Tuition fees and expenses paid (Form 1098-T)
  • Total expenses paid for child/daycare
  • Daycare or dependent care provider’s address,
  • phone and identifying number (SSN or EIN)
  • Bank account and routing number required
  • for direct deposit refund
  • Last year’s tax return is Wonderful.

Hours of Operation

  • Monday 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

  • Tuesday 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

  • Wednesday 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

  • Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

  • Friday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Please visit BAP CSULB for more information.

The VITA phone number is: (562)726-2331

Walk-ins only. Parking permits are required to park on campus.

Contact Jonathan Gomez, at to see if you are eligible.