COVID-19 Response

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Program

Tax deadline pushed back to July 15th
Tax preparation for low and moderate-income households continues to be a very important service, especially for those working for hourly wages who may be laid off because of the economic slowdown caused by the spread of the coronavirus. Their refund could make all the difference.

VITA Tax Return Pick-up

In the interest of your safety and ours, we are not able to print your tax returns here until it is safe to meet in person. We offer two options. 1) We can send your tax return by encrypted email and talk to you by phone. When you have signed electronically, we can efile your tax return and it will be processed by the IRS and your state revenue department; or 2) Wait until it's safe to meet in person, and we can print it, have you sign, and then we can efile your return. 

To have us send it by encrypted email, please send an email to [email protected] and tell us that you want your tax return emailed to you.

 

United Way hosted VITA Sites - Closed for the rest of the season

At United Way, we understand the importance of free tax preparation services to members of our community who earn less than $66,000 per year. Since 2004, we’ve provided that service through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program to ensure that eligible individuals and families have access to the Earned Income Tax Credit and other credits that help boost refunds and recover income. We also understand that, during this national health crisis, many workers, especially those without paid sick leave, are facing the challenge of making ends meet. Those individuals need their tax refunds now more than ever, and while we have a responsibility to serve our community, the best way to do that is to put public health first. In that spirit, our tax sites will remain closed in an effort to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and “flatten the curve.”

Taxpayers can still get their tax returns completed from the comfort and safety of their homes by using the new Get Your Refund online intake at getyourrefund.org – a partnership between United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona, Code for America, and other VITA organizations.  This option also offers a significant amount of customer support to help walk taxpayers through this online process.

Virtual Filing Pilot 

One alternative model is GetYourRefund.org. This service uses United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona's Valet VITA model along with a way to upload documents through an app from any device with an internet connection, so people can use Valet VITA without coming to a site to have documents scanned. This is one way for taxpayers to have their tax returns completed from the safety of their own homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Taxpayers can access the online intake site at getyourrefund.org.
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United Way Hosted Meetings and Events

All meetings and events from now until Monday, April 6 will be cancelled, postponed or held virtually. Please see below for details specific to each meeting or event:
United Way Board
For more information on Board-related Meetings, email [email protected]
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Circle of Excellence Luncheon - CANCELED
May 21, 11am-1pm
Family Support
For more information on Family Support Meetings, email [email protected]
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Quality First
For more information on Quality First meetings, email [email protected]
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Arizona End of Life Care Partnership
For more information on EOLCP meetings, email [email protected]
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ELDER Alliance

For more information on ELDER Alliance meetings, email [email protected]

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Pima County Parenting Coalition
For more information on PCP Coalition meetings, email [email protected]
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Youth on the Rise
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Southern Arizona Volunteer Management (SAVMA)
Monthly meeting - CANCELED
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Tocqueville Society 
Spring Tocqueville Event - CANCELED
April 29, 6-8pm
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Young Leaders United
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More events will be listed here as they are known

 

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