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Cal Poly offers free tax return preparation assistance

Posted at 11:00 AM, Jan 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-27 00:08:15-05

Cal Poly is providing free tax return preparation assistance for Central Coast residents through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA).

Cal Poly will have on-campus VITA clinics from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays from Feb. 2 through March 16.

VITA will also have clinics in San Luis Obispo, Oceano and Santa Maria, but the sessions will be by appointment.

During the Cal Poly clinics 125 accounting students will help people prepare their taxes. The IRS-certified students will prepare returns that will be reviewed and filed by Orfalea College of Business faculty and volunteer certified public accountants.

The Cal Poly clinics will be on the third floor of the Business Building.

The clinics are on a first come first serve basis.

Other clinics across the Central Coast are at:

  • Allan Hancock College Community Education Center (Building S)
    800 S. College Drive, Santa Maria
  • Open Saturdays, Feb. 2 through March 30 (closed Feb. 16 and March 23)
  • By appointment only; call 805-922-0329, ext. 103
  • Lucia Mar Adult Education School
    • 1551 17th St., Oceano
    • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 9 through March 16
  • To make an appointment call 805-541-1234.