Free tax help to be offered to students and faculty next week

Anthony Kelly and Veronica Crawford fill out tax forms during an open door free tax help session put on by the VITA program on Jan. 31 in SCI 205. Sasha Tivetsky | staff photographer

In light of the upcoming tax season, students and faculty who earn less than $49,000 annually can have their tax returns done for free.

The SF State chapter of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, which enlists the help of over 200 student volunteers every semester, will provide their services in SCI 205 beginning Jan. 31 until April 18. Each volunteer in the VITA program has completed IRS-certified training sessions. The program is sponsored by Beta Alpha Psi, an international scholastic and professional honorary organization for Financial Information Professionals. Contact VITA coordinator Christina Latief at (415) 338-1079 for more information.

Check back next week for an update on how the first day went for the free tax help program.