2 Ways to Get Tax Help:

Save $$$ and Receive Eligible Tax Credits

Have your federal tax return prepared, e-filed and direct deposited for FREE.  Save hundreds of dollars in paying for a tax preparation service.  Our trained and certified volunteers will prepare your taxes and ensure you get the largest refund for which you may qualify, 
Each tax season, Arizona families miss out on millions of dollars in tax refunds because they are unaware of programs like the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), a refundable federal income tax credit eligible to low-income working individuals and families. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is designed to change this by providing families with the knowledge and guidance to lessen their financial burden. TCC’s Tempe  Financial Stability Initiative works in collaboration with Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business, the Internal Revenue Service and Gracie’s Ministries to operate a VITA program in our area.

Did you earn less than $58,000 (single or combined) last year OR are a senior age 65+ or person with a disability?

Let us prepare your taxes for you at our Tempe VITA tax site. 

Two options available this tax season, both require appointments and involve limited contact – no walk-ins accepted:

Drop-Off Taxes – Client brings tax documents to tax site, completes intake forms, taxes are prepared without client present, and then client returns to review and sign their return.

Remote Taxes* – Client completes intake forms and presents ID and Social Security Number at tax site.  Client submits all other tax documents electronically.  Volunteer prepares return and reviews with client via Zoom, then e-files the return.  Client maintains and prints their return copy.  (*Exception:  If circumstances prohibit client from coming to the tax site email vita@tempecc.org.)

All appointments are scheduled online and open for registration on Tuesday, January 18, after 8:00 a.m.

For additional details read the frequently asked questions and print one of the tax flyers below to be prepared on what to bring and how to access services.  

2022 Tax Flyer – English > 
2022 Tax Flyer – Spanish >


Did you earn less than $66,000 (single or combined) last year?

File your own taxes using the free online tax program MyFreeTaxes.com. No need to buy a tax software program. This easy step-by-step program is a no-cost option to do-it-yourself, any time day or night. Please note: If your combined income is over $66,000 you can still use this site to file your taxes; however, the option to pay a reduced service fee will be indicated before filing.

My Free Taxes


IRS Free File Partners

Drop-Off Tax Service

By appointment only – no walk-in services

Drop-off your tax documents at the Tempe VITA tax site, complete a short interview with a tax preparer and return in a few days to review and sign your completed tax return.  Another time-saving option that is easy, quick and accurate.

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Remote Tax Service*


Most tax documents submitted electronically after a brief visit to tax site for client to complete intake forms and present ID and Social Security Number.  Volunteer prepares the return and reviews with client via Zoom before e-filing the return.  Client prints and maintains their copy of the return.  New change in 2022 – appointments are now scheduled online only – not via email request. 

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