3 Ways to Get 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 $57,000 (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.  For additional details read the frequently asked questions and print the 2021 Free Tax Preparation flyer so you are prepared on what to bring, where to go and dates and times the site is open.


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.

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IRS Free File Partners

Drop Off Tax Service

Service Description

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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Virtual VITA Tax Service

No personal contact – done via Zoom!

100% Virtual VITA (no personal contact with volunteers or other clients) using Zoom and DocuSign applications. Clients complete intake forms and submit tax documents electronically, volunteers prepare the return and the reviews with the client via Zoom. The volunteer electronically files the return, the client is responsible for printing and maintain their return copy. 

To begin the Virtual VITA tax service process send an email request for an Intake Packet.  No appointments are scheduled in advance for this service.  An Intake Packet must be completed first.