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:

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

100% Virtual Taxes – Services done completely electronically.  Client uploads their intake forms, ID and Social Security information, and tax documents.  Volunteer prepares return and reviews with client.  Client e-signs return for tax preparer to e-file. Client maintains and prints their own copy of the tax return.  

All appointments are scheduled online and open for registration starting Tuesday, January 17, after 8:00 a.m.

What to bring to your appointment >

Download INTAKE FORM >
Complete before all Virtual appointments, requested to be completed for In-Person appointments.

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.  

2023 Tax Flyer – English >            2023 Tax Flyer – Spanish >

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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

or

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*

REQUIRES APPOINTMENT – NO CONTACT

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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