Hiram Johnson students prepare 150 tax returns in one day

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Students participating in Hiram Johnson High School’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program prepared tax returns for 150 families during a “Super Site” event on Saturday.

VITA, established in 1997, is a partnership with Hiram Johnson, the IRS, the California Franchise Tax Board and the United Way that provides tax help to low-income families. Under the guidance of teachers Marcia McAllister and Jason Dauenhauer, approximately 20 current students and additional former students have been assisting tax filers annually. 

Last year, VITA students helped local taxpayers file 280 tax returns worth approximately $380,000 in federal funds. 

The VITA program is available to the public again this year on the following dates. Please call 211 to schedule an appointment:

February 13

9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

Appointment and walk-In

February 27

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Appointment and walk-In

March 5

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Appointment Only

For more information, please contact Dauenhauer at jason-dauenhauer@scusd.edu or McAllister at McAllisM@scusd.edu.