The VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Program offers free tax preparation to low- and moderate-income families and individuals throughout Tucson and Arizona. VITA ensures that families and individuals receive all tax benefits for which they are eligible, most importantly the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), which has been recognized as the single most powerful tool to lift children out of poverty.
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.
VITA is supported by Pima County, Intuit Freedom Foundation, the Internal Revenue Service, Freeport-McMoRan, and more than 30 non-profit agencies.