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 $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!


Taxpayers: Choose The Option That Works Best For You

We have a variety of options to file your taxes for free depending on what option best meets your needs. Click on an option below to view location information. Click here to make an appointment at a Valet VITA site. Tax preparation season begins in late January and continues until the filing deadline in the middle of April. Questions? Call 520-333-5810.


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 and United Way of Northern Arizona. Together, the collaborative is the largest tax preparer in the state of Arizona, serving ten of Arizona’s fifteen counties.

In 2019, 450 VITA volunteers provided more than 18,000 hours of service through Arizona’s VITA Task Force agencies.

  • 16,798 returns were completed
  • $26.7 million in federal refunds and credits were obtained, including:
  • $11.7 million in EITC
  • $4.2 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.

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