Business accounting students from College of the Canyons will provide free tax preparation services to qualifying members of the community as part of the federal government’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.
This volunteer program is sponsored by the IRS and designed to help low to moderate income households. College of the Canyons is participating in this program to both assist local community members and provide business accounting students with hands-on working experience in their chosen field.
COC’s certified student volunteers will be preparing and e-filing federal and state income tax returns every Saturday through April 13. Experienced tax practitioners and IRS agents will also be on site to assist with quality review. Visitors are welcome by appointment or walk-in.
The service will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Saturday through April 13, 2019. The tax preparation will be held at COC’s Valencia Campus in Hasley Hall, Room 233, located at 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91355.