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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

Free, quality tax preparation from our local network of IRS-certified preparers for individuals and families earning up to $79,000 annually.

The official tax season is over and our volunteers are taking a break. 

Check back in May for extended season tax assistance, please feel free to utilize our DIY link here.

For assistance preparing and filing a return that has not previously been filed, please review the following:


To comply with IRS guidelines, our preparers are unable to assist taxpayers whose returns have the following characteristics.  You are, however, welcome to use our Do-it-yourself (DIY) software.

• Taxpayers who are married, but are filing separately
• Taxpayers who wish to claim solar installation tax credits
• Taxpayers with income/loss from rental property
• Some taxpayers with foreign pensions or social security
• Other, less common exceptions can also apply

Note too, that our volunteers are not certified to prepare tax returns for active-duty members of the military.

Please call Davis Monthan Air Force Base VITA at:(520) 228-3489 for assistance.

Required Documents
1. IRS-required, to prevent identity theft:
    • Social Security Card for each person listed on the tax return. A document issued by the Social Security Administration containing at least the last four digits of the social security number will also suffice.  This includes the SSA-1099 provided at year end to individuals receiving social security benefits.
    • Picture ID for taxpayer (& spouse, if filing jointly)
2. Proof of income, like W2s and 1099s, and documentation of expenses if you are self-employed
3. Documentation of expenses related to higher education (1098-T, student activity report & receipts for off-campus purchases)

4. If anyone in the household is insured through the marketplace, Form 1095-A

5. If filing for the AZ Property Tax Credit, and a renter: AZ Form 201, completed by landlord

6. Form 1099-MISC if you received the AZ Families Tax Rebate in 2023. For more information and to download your Form 1099-MISC, please visit the AZ Department of Revenue website.


Recommended Documents/Information
1. Accounts and routing numbers, for direct deposit of refunds
2. Prior year tax return

**Please read ALL information about limitations and required documents above to ensure you can and will be served**



Please submit a ticket using our Support Portal.  We will respond electronically or with a call, as appropriate, within three business days:

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 $79,000 annually.

Our VITA program helps taxpayers access all tax credits for which they are eligible – including the Child Tax Credit (CTC), the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), and for eligible older adults, the Arizona Property Tax Credit.

VITA is a community initiative led by United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona, in collaboration with Catholic Community Services and partners throughout Northern and Western Arizona. Together, and largely through a network of dedicated volunteers, this collaborative serves residents in nine of Arizona’s fifteen counties.

Volunteer with VITA!

“This program helps low-income community members and that appealed to my wife and me, so we decided to volunteer.”

2023 VITA Sponsors

2023 VITA Numbers


Million dollars brought back

Arizona Tax returns completed