Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
The College of Business Administration has been preparing individual income tax returns through the Internal Revenue Service's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program for several years. VITA is sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), California Franchise Tax Board (FTB), the Cal Poly Pomona Accounting Department, and a grant from United Way.
All returns are prepared by Cal Poly Pomona juniors and seniors and recent alumni who have gone through extensive training and have passed the IRS volunteer examinations. The students are supervised by Cal Poly Pomona faculty members who are also certified public accountants.
Please read the requirements section of our website to see if you qualify for this free tax assistance program.
The 2014 VITA program offers free income tax preparation help on Fridays and Saturdays from Feb. 7 through April 12, 2014. For more details on hours and locations, visit this link.
Once the program ends, VITA volunteers will not be available to answer your income tax questions. We suggest that all tax inquiries be directed to the IRS and FTB and then to local tax professionals such as certified public accountants or enrolled agents who can be located in your local telephone directory. We do not retain copies of your tax returns or supporting documentation, so you should retain copies of these items for your records.
No appointments are necessary.
The VITA program has partnered with the state Board of Equalization to offer Tax Day on Saturday, March 1 and 22 at Cal Poly Pomona. In addition to receiving tax assistance, more than 20 agencies and companies that offer services, discounts and assistance to working families and the elderly will be in attendance.
Complimentary on-campus parking provided.
Tax Day flyer in English and Spanish (PDF).
Thank you for your interest in the VITA program, and we hope to serve you this tax season.