The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program through United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona provides FREE, quality tax preparation from IRS-certified preparers to individuals and families earning up to $66,000 annually.
United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona’s VITA program helps taxpayers access all tax credits for which they are eligible – including the Child Tax Credit (CTC) and the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), which has been recognized as the single most powerful tool to lift children out of poverty.
Every year, United Way volunteers put millions of dollars in the pockets of their neighbors with a maximized refund. Not only that, they connect people to valuable financial and credit-building services. You can be a part of the team that makes this possible!
We have a variety of options to file your taxes for free depending on what option best meets your needs. Tax preparation season begins in late January and continues until the filing deadline in the middle of April.
Meet with an IRS-certified preparer in person for same-day preparation - available at all VITA locations.
Do it yourself for free using H&R Block or TurboTax software.
Use Valet VITA to have your documents scanned, and then pick up the completed return at a later date - available at all VITA locations.
The VITA Program is a community initiative led by United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona, in collaboration with Catholic Community Services, United Way of Yuma County, United Way of Pinal County, and United Way of Northern Arizona. Together, the collaborative is the largest tax preparer in the state of Arizona, serving eleven of Arizona’s fifteen counties.
In 2016, 470 VITA volunteers provided 18,000 hours of service through Arizona’s VITA Task Force agencies.
Call 520-333-5810. for more information. Or view the VITA FAQ for details, including a list of required documents.