We are currently accepting 2015 tax return appointments. Please review the following information on this page as well as the What_to_bring page carefully to help us make your tax preparation experience smoother. 

For those planning on filing a married-filing-joint tax return, both spouses must be present to sign the required formsWe approximate that each tax return will take about an hour to complete, so please be prepared to stay for the full time and potentially over time in order to ensure we can provide you with the best service possible. 

UCSB VITA's tax site is open Friday and Sunday starting in February. For Friday tax days, we are open from 1:30 to 4:30 PM at PHELPS 1517 and 1518. For Sunday tax days, we are open from 12:30 to 3:30 PM at the Student Resource Building (SRB) computer lab.

The entire schedule is as follows and is subject to change.
Please check our list of tax days before making an appointment and walk-in. 

February 5th, 2016 (F): CLOSED

February 7th, 2016 (S): CLOSED

February 12th, 2016 (F): OPEN

February 19th, 2016 (F): OPEN

February 21st, 2016 (S): 2:30 appointments OPEN

February 26th, 2016 (F): OPEN

February 28th, 2016 (S): OPEN

March 4th, 2016 (F): OPEN

NOTE: Our location for Friday tax days for April is located in PHELPS 1525/1526 rather than 1517/1518. Please look for our signs outside.

April 1st, 2016 (F): OPEN

April 3rd, 2016 (S): OPEN

April 8th, 2016 (F): OPEN

April 10th, 2016 (S): OPEN

We are accepting Friday appointments for 1:30 PM, 2:00PM, 2:30 PM, and 3:00PM. Sunday appointments are 12:30PM, 1:00PM, 1:30PM, 2:00PM, and 2:30PM. Appointments will be limited, so book early to ensure you get the date and time that works best for you. You can make an appointment by emailing ucsb.vita@gmail.com. 

When making an appointment request, please include the following information:

  • Full name, and
  • Phone number, or
  • Email address

Then pick a date and time that best fits your schedule. We will contact you to confirm your appointment. Before coming in for an appointment, please carefully look over What_to_bring to ensure we will have all the material to complete your return. Thank you!



Canceling Appointments

If you discover that you cannot make it to an appointment with us, please email us as soon as possible at ucsb.vita@gmail.comThis allows us to help as many tax filers as possible with the time we have.  

If we notice that the same person has canceled two or more repeated appointments with us, we will no longer accept your appointments. Please respect our volunteers' time and choose a time that you know you can commit to.