Cal State San Bernardino is once again facilitating its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program for the 2024 tax season. This program provides free income tax preparation services for low-income individuals, families, senior citizens, non-English speakers, and individuals with disabilities in the Inland Empire.

The tax returns are prepared by undergraduate and graduate accounting students who have completed IRS certifications. Coordinated by CPAs Sydnee Woodland and Tian Tian, the VITA initiative serves as a practical application of classroom learning for student volunteers.

“Both Tian and I are CPAs, and we review and oversee the students as they work on the tax returns,” Woodland said.

Potential VITA program participants should be aware of specific limitations. There is an income cap of $60,000, and the student volunteers are not certified to process returns for international students, nonresidents, or those returns involving cryptocurrency transactions.

The program will operate exclusively on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., running from Feb. 3 to April 6. Appointments are available solely on a walk-in basis, with the services accessible at Jack Brown Hall in Room 127 on the CSUSB campus.

For more information, visit the VITA Program webpage.