Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program

Our Los Angeles office offers the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) program, which provides free income tax preparation to low- and moderate-income individuals and families.

Our goal is to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to file their taxes, claiming all legitimate deductions and appropriate credits—including the Earned Income Tax Credit, which is often overlooked—and receive their tax refund, if applicable.

The program only has a minimum number of days available each year, during which IRS-certified volunteers will help prepare returns. The number of available appointments is very limited, and we recommend applying for a spot as soon as possible.

Candidates will receive a VITA worksheet packet which must be completed in order to see a tax preparer, and in-person appointments are mandatory. Walk-ins will be seen, but only if possible, and on a first-come, first-served basis on each day of operation. 

You must come to VITA with a worksheet packet and all documents required.


VITA is open to industry professionals that hold union cards with Actors' Equity, SAG-AFTRA or IATSE.

For Assistance, Please Contact:

The Actors Fund Western Region 
5757 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90036

If you do not live in the Los Angeles area, please visit our Financial Wellness section for other options related to tax preparation.

NO appointments can be made in person or via telephone.