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 Village to operate a VITA program in our area.

Did you earn less than $64,000 (single or combined) last year OR are a senior age 65+, veteran 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:

In-Person (Same Day) Taxes – Client brings tax documents to tax site, completes intake and consent forms, taxes are prepared on-site with client present to review, sign and e-file the tax return.  

Drop-Off Taxes – Client brings tax documents to tax site, completes the intake and consent forms which are reviewed by a tax volunteer.  The tax return is completed when tax site is closed, without the client being present, but will return at a later date to review and sign their return. 

All appointments are scheduled online and become available through our website on Tuesday, January 16, after 8:00 a.m.  Appointments will be available for our free tax services being offered starting January 29 through April 13, 2024.   

Note:  International/non-resident students who need to file a tax return, click here.  Please do not schedule an in-person or virtual tax appointment. 

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.  

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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

In-Person Tax Service

By appointment only – no walk-in services

Client makes appointment and comes to Tempe VITA tax site with ID and Social Security info.  Intake forms and tax returns are prepared on-site for client to sign.  Tax returns will be submitted electronically by tax preparer.  

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100% Virtual Tax Service*


All tax documents, intake forms, ID and Social Security Number uploaded electronically.  Volunteer prepares the return and reviews with client to e-sign.  Tax return is then e-filed.  Client prints and maintains their copy of the return.  By appointment only. 

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