About VITA

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is a national IRS program that provides free tax return preparation to low-income, elderly, limited English proficient, and disabled individuals. Our mission is to provide assistance to individuals who cannot afford the services of a paid professional tax preparer. We also prepare tax returns for international students with either F-1 or J-1 visas.

The SFSU VITA program is one of the largest volunteer programs at San Francisco State University, and one of the largest VITA sites in California, with the assistance of approximately 200 IRS-certified, SFSU student volunteers every tax season. Each year, the program provides volunteers with IRS-certified training sessions during the beginning of each tax season, where students learn about the tax practice and engage themselves in the real world of tax.

Hours of Operation

(from February - mid April)
TUES - FRI12:30PM - 6:30PM
SAT 9:00AM - 3:00PM

Types of Returns Prepared What to Bring

Benefits of Joining VITA for Students

Would you like to volunteer for VITA? Please email the Site Director at

VITA Contact information

1600 Holloway Ave, SCI 205, San Francisco
(+1) 415 338 1079