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The “how to’s” for tax day

Julius Lasin

April 15, 2015

For students, April 15, the deadline to file taxes to the IRS, marks either one of the most stressful or relieving days of their year. “Always file taxes regardless,” said Ara Anthony Kiledjian, a tax clinician and coordinator for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), a student organizat...

HealthCare.gov tax form mistake will not prevent students from receiving federal student aid

HealthCare.gov tax form mistake will not prevent students from receiving federal student aid

Michael Arvizu

March 10, 2015

Students who filed their 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) paperwork before or on the March 2 state deadline are not at risk of losing their financial aid due to erroneous tax information sent by HealthCare.gov, CSUN financial aid officials said this week. This year marks...

Student volunteers offer free tax services to low-income residents

Lauren Holmes

February 19, 2015

CSUN's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program is offering free tax preparation to qualified low-income residents until the end of March at 11 different locations throughout the San Fernando Valley.Trained CSUN students and professional volunteers give clients another alternative to completing their tax...

Cesar Chavez not a hero for immigrants’ success

Michelangelo Landgrave

March 27, 2012

Michelangelo Landgrave Contributor With Cesar Chavez’s birthday fast approaching, you are sure to read more about how great he was. One can admire his nonviolent approach to pressing for his cause, and he can be considered great in this sense. Whether the ideas he promoted were great, however,...

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program aids low-income individuals

Stefanie De Leon Tzic

March 9, 2012

Free tax returns for low-income students and residents of the San Fernando Valley area are available through a student-run program at CSUN. CSUN’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is designed to provide timely and relevant federal and state information to low-income individuals, senior citizens, ...

Student-run program at CSUN helps with taxes

Ashley Soley-Cerro

February 17, 2011

Forty years ago, CSUN became the first university to sponsor the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, which helps low-income families, military and others file their taxes for free. Since then, the VITA program has given thousands of students work experience. One of those students is senior...

Legalizing marijuana can reduce crime, increase revenue for state

Madeline Wolff 

November 9, 2009

Marijuana legalization is an issue that has been present in California politics for years. Just now, however, it is coming to a head, as the possibility of its full legalization looms before us in 2010. Until recently, those politicians who outwardly supported marijuana legalization have been ignored or even discounte...

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