What is VITA?

VITA stands for Volunteer Income Tax Assistance. VITA is a program that provides free tax preparation for households earning up to $66,000 and helps them access all credits for which they are eligible, including the Earned Income Tax Credit and Property Tax Credit.


According to the IRS, as of 2019 there are approximately $29 million in unclaimed 2015 tax refunds in Arizona alone. Since 2003, VITA has brought back more than $120 million in federal refunds and credits through the VITA Task Force of Arizona.