FREE tax preparation for households earning up to $73,000 annually.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, or VITA, provides free tax preparation for individuals and families with low to moderate incomes. In addition to this free tax preparation assistance, participants receive help to determine their eligibility for the Earned Income Tax Credit and ensure they get the full tax refund for which they qualify. Returns are electronically filed and most refunds are received in less than two weeks. This service is offered in person. Download the informational flyer.
The program is coordinated by the United Way of Southern Arizona. IRS training is available and required for all volunteers helping with this program. The in-person program will be offered beginning in January 28 and run through April 15. All in-person return preparation is by walk-in only. First come first serve. Our tax preparation sessions will available on Saturdays from 9:00 to 1:00 and on Wednesdays from 4:00 to 7:00 at the Northwest Office (2820 W. Ina Rd).
To find other locations offering this service, please visit: www.unitedwaytucson.org/vita
This site also provides the options to visit GetYourRefund, DIY programs and Scheduling an appointment for in-person preparation. It also provides information on what taxpayer information is required.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA) will again offer online support again this year. VITA offers virtual tax support through Getyourrefund.org. United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona has teamed up with GetYourRefund.org/uwtsa to help you file your taxes online with the help of certified VITA volunteers.
How it works: