Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

What Is VITA?

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 $64,000 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.

Volunteer with VITA

 

Choose The Option That Works Best For You

Tax season is underway. Services are available through April 18, 2017.

 

In Person Tax Prep

Meet with an IRS-certified preparer in person for same-day preparation - available at all VITA locations.

DIY Self-Prep Software

Do it yourself for free using H&R Block or TurboTax software.

Valet VITA

Use Valet VITA to have your documents scanned, and then pick up the completed return at a later date - available at all VITA locations.

 

About VITA

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.

  • 17,237 returns were completed
  • $26.1 million in federal refunds and credits were obtained, including:
  • $12.7 million in EITC
  • $4.3 million in tax prep fees were saved
 

Call 520-333-5810. for more information. Or view the VITA FAQ for details, including a list of required documents.

Thank you to our sponsors!