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Free Tax Preparation
FREE TAX HELP AVAILABLE NOW!!
United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona and its partners offer help to file your state and federal tax returns for FREE at 22 sites throughout Pima County!
Where can I go to have my taxes prepared for free?
Visit our online calendar
What do I need to bring to have my taxes prepared for free?
Picture I.D. for taxpayer and spouse (if applicable)
ORIGINAL Social Security card* for EACH family member
Proof of income, including W-2s and 1099 forms
Documentation of deductible expenses
- Account and routing numbers of checking and savings accounts for direct deposit of refunds
- Prior year tax return (if possible)
*Photocopies, W-2s, prior year returns, or any other document issued by any office other than the Social Security Administration is NOT acceptable!
Am I eligible?
United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona is offering free federal tax preparation to low- and moderate-income families and individuals throughout Pima County beginning January 26, 2013. Specifically, this means individuals earning less than $25,000 AGI and families earning less than $51,000 AGI.
By offering free tax preparation to low- and moderate- income families and individuals, the United Way’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program ensures that individuals and families receive all tax benefits for which they are eligible, most importantly the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Learn more about United Way's VITA partners.
In 2012, IRS-certified volunteers through the United Way Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program prepared more than 8,500 tax returns in Southern Arizona for a total of $12.6 million in federal refunds, including $ 6.2 million in Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC). The EITC can increase a family’s annual income by as much as 50%. In Pima County alone, there is more than $20 million dollars in EITC funds that go unclaimed each year. By offering tax services, United Way is helping as many Southern Arizonans as possible claim this valuable credit.