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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

Free, quality tax preparation from IRS-certified preparers to individuals and families

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.

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.


Choose the Option that Works Best for You


Connect with our VITA tax preparers online.

The GetYourRefund.org portal plans to stay open through October 15, 2021. Click ‘Get Started,’ and on the next page ‘File taxes with help’ to begin. An internet connection, email address, and images of your necessary documents are all you need to get started.

In-Person Assistance

In-person sites are now closed for the 2021 season.

Watch for more information about when sites will re-open in January/February 2022.

DIY Self Prep Software

Do your taxes for free, yourself.

Online services exist for individuals who feel confident completing their taxes without assistance. This option should be available through October 15, 2021.


Sponsors and Information

Click below to read our full FAQ of commonly asked questions, including the latest information on the Child Tax Credit. Or contact us directly for further assistance.


Million dollars brought back

Tax returns completed

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