Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

VITA Income Tax Course (January Intersession)

825 | 1.0 credits


The Internal Revenue Service sponsors a highly-regarded Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) in which trained volunteers prepare income tax returns for low-income and elderly residents. To be eligible to participate in the VITA Program, volunteers must become IRS-certified; and to do that they must pass a test that is administered by the IRS itself. This course will prepare students to take and pass the test to become certified at the Intermediate and Advanced levels. Class will meet three hours per day, Monday through Friday of the January Intersession. Students then will have the balance of the month of January to take and pass the intermediate or advanced test. The test is open-book, administered online, and may be retaken until it is passed. The course will be graded credit/no credit. To receive credit, students must take and pass the intermediate or advanced test. Passing only the basic test will permit the student to volunteer in the VITA program, but it will not be sufficient to receive credit for the course.


Survey of Federal Income Tax