Since 2003, the City of Phoenix Human Services Department has implemented an Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Campaign.
Free Tax Return Filing in Phoenix
Throughout the course of the campaign, more than 53,000 low- and moderate- income families have received more than $74 million in federal funds at free tax preparation sites across Phoenix. Nationally, EITC lifted an estimated 6.5 million people out of poverty, including 3.3 million children.
Phoenix IRS VITA and Free Tax Preparation
Every year millions of dollars in tax refunds go unclaimed because people are unaware of the various credits available to them such as the EITC, a refundable federal income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families.
Free Phoenix Arizona Tax Preparation
One in five Arizonans live in poverty. It impacts every part of their lives and their families’ futures. Valley of the Sun United Way works with diverse partners to end the cycle of poverty. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program plays an important role. VITA sites provide free tax preparation and financial education to those who need it most. Taxpayers who use the service say they use refunds to open a savings account, pay bills, enroll in job training – begin a new year on fresh footing.
IRS trained and certified VITA volunteers ensure families and individuals receive tax credits they qualify for including the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), developed to increase financial stability among working taxpayers
Free Tax Prep Location
MESA UNITED WAY
137 E UNIVERSITY DR
MESA, AZ 85201
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) volunteers prepare and e-file tax returns for free to low- and moderate-income taxpayers providing the maximum benefits available to the tax payer saving them hundreds of dollars in paid preparer fees. The 2014-2015 City of Phoenix VITA Campaign had a total of 263 volunteers donating 9894 hours of service which represents $222,615 in in-kind services to the program. VITA volunteers do meaningful work in the fight against poverty.
Free AARP Tax Aid in Phoenix, Arizona
Helps the following people (varies by site) with income taxes for free:
- Individuals and families with low to moderate incomes
- 1-person small business or self-employed (limited)
- People with disabilities
- Senior citizens
AARP Tax-Aide Program
For adults age 50 and older, this program offers free personal income tax form preparation assistance from volunteer tax counselors.