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Established in 2010, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program at UC Berkeley is a year-long program that prepares student volunteers to provide free tax-filing services to low- and moderate-income earning individuals and families in the East Bay. VITA students prepare for the IRS-sponsored VITA Certification Exam and learn about beneficial tax policies in relation to socioeconomic inequality in the fall, then volunteer at community tax preparation sites in the spring.

VITA leaders
VITA leaders receive the prestigious Chancellor’s Award for Public Service


The VITA program has benefited from the generous support of the Associated Students of the University of California and the Cooperative Center Federal Credit Union.

Important Dates

VITA 2022-2023 Application  Apply now!
Application Deadline Thursday, Sept. 8th at 11:59pm PST
Application Decisions Friday, Sept. 9th
Decal Class Mondays at 7 – 9 pm PST in Moffitt 145

All classes will be held remotely/in person —please contact with concerns about accessibility (due to time zones, personal situations, etc.)

Contact Information

For more information, please contact the student directors at

Aileen Pagdanganan, Program Manager

Brianna Tran, Community Partnerships Student Director

Christian Alejandro, DeCal and Training Student Director

Sage Kasick, Community Partnerships Program Director

VITA class 2016
2016 DeCal class