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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.

Trying to claim your Child Tax Credit or stimulus payments? If you did not have income in 2020, visit GetCTC.org for assistance. If you did have income in 2020, we recommend e-filing in February 2022. (Paper filing is available right now, but due to a IRS backlog, e-filing in February will likely be a faster option.)



Choose the Option that Works Best for You


Connect with our VITA tax preparers online.

The GetYourRefund.org portal should open again in early February 2022 for tax season. An internet connection, email address, and images of your necessary documents are all you will need to get started at that point.

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. Check back for more information in late January/February 2022.


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.”