Tax season might be confusing for most students. We’ve collaborated with Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA at UCLA) to create this guide to answer commonly asked questions. The following guide is non-exhaustive and only addresses basic issues which commonly affect college students. If you feel that you need further assistance, feel free to visit VITA at UCLA at Ackerman Viewpoint on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11AM-4PM until Week 9 of Winter Quarter and Mondays through Fridays from 11AM-4PM during Spring Quarter until April 15th. Check out their website for more information and tax site reservations (they also accept walk-ins!).
Before you may determine what you are to do this tax season, let’s define essential tax lingo that is unfamiliar to the ordinary college student.