LSC-University Park provides free multilingual tax filing assistance

By: Shelley Steagall
| Published 03/20/2024

A VITA volunteer assists a student with tax preparation as part of the Lone Star College-University Park Accounting Club's free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, available to students, faculty, staff and the local community.

HOUSTON, TX -- Filing taxes can be daunting, but Lone Star College-University Park (LSC-University Park) is ready to help! The LSC-University Park Accounting Club is offering a free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program to students, faculty, staff and the surrounding community.

The VITA program connects taxpayers with IRS-certified volunteers who will provide personalized assistance with tax preparation and e-filing. To cater to the diverse surrounding community of LSC-University Park, tax preparation assistance is being offered in English, Ukrainian, Russian, Spanish and Arabic.

"We're excited to offer this service to the community," said Helen Bassett, associate professor of accounting at LSC-University Park and the accounting club advisor. “Our certified volunteers are dedicated to helping people understand their tax obligations and maximize their returns. We believe everyone should have access to accurate and reliable tax assistance."

Tax assistance sessions are available every Wednesday and Saturday through April 13 by appointment in Building 12, Room 607, on the LSC-University Park campus located at 20515 TX-249, Houston, TX 77070. Due to the spring holiday, no sessions will be held March 30. To learn more about the program and schedule an appointment, please email

LSC-University Park offers more than 70 programs of study, including credit and non-credit courses, workforce training, and continuing education classes. Classes can be taken during the day, evenings, and weekends in traditional, online, and hybrid formats. For more information or to register online, visit, call 281-290-2600, or email

Established in 2012, Lone Star College-University Park has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing and most innovative higher education institutions in the country. The college is devoted to impacting the community's prosperity and upward mobility through student success. LSC-University Park’s expert and compassionate faculty and staff provide students with holistic and immersive education and training in disciplines and industries that meet current and future workforce needs.

Located on the grounds of the former Compaq Computer Corporation and Hewlett Packard's world headquarters, LSC-University Park's facilities include the Center for Science & Innovation, the Energy & Manufacturing Institute, Learning Innovation Labs, and the Geology Rock Wall. It is also home to the University of Houston-NW Downtown, Lone Star Corporate College, iSchool, and YMCA Children's Academy.

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