Earned Income Tax Credit Campaign

Since 2003, the City of Phoenix Human Services Department has implemented an Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Campaign.  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.

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.  Find out if you qualify for EITC!

VITA Volunteers

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Campaign, in partnership with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, is an entirely volunteer driven project.  The VITA program offers free tax preparation and e-filing to households with an annual income of $54,000 or less, providing the maximum credits available to the taxpayer saving them hundreds of dollars in paid preparer fees.  VITA volunteers do meaningful work in the fight against poverty.


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What tax volunteers prepare and what you should bring

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Threshold for Tax Year 2016

 
 
                            The threshold is based on tax year 2016 EITC AGI limits as shown below:

Earned income and adjusted gross income (AGI) must each be less than:

      • $47,955 ($53,505 if Married Filing Jointly) with three or more qualifying children
      • $ 44,648 ($50,198 if Married Filing Jointly) with two qualifying children
      • $39,296 ($44,846 if Married Filing Jointly) with one qualifying child
      • $14,880 ($20,430 if Married Filing Jointly) with no qualifying child
The maximum EITC for 2016:

              • $6,269 with three or more qualifying children
              •  $5,572 with two qualifying children
              •  $3,373 with one qualifying child

                      •  $506 with no qualifying child

Locate A VITA Site

VITA Sites in the Phoenix area are open from January to April.  Sites are most commonly set up in churches, community centers, colleges, and other easily accessible locations.  Check out the current list of city of Phoenix VITA locations now!

 


VITA ​Site Information

Hours

8225 S. 59th Ave. (59th Ave./ Baseline) 85339
Saturdays 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Open January 28 - April 15, 2017

Closed March 11 * 18​


4520 N. Central Suite #600 (Central Ave. / Indian School Rd.) 85012

Saturdays 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Open January 28 * February 11, 25 * March 11, 25 * April 8
Call 602-254-3247 For an Appointment
1245 E. Diamond St. (12th St. / Roosevelt Rd.) 85006​

Tuesdays 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. / Saturdays 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Open January 24 - April 18, 2017
North High School
1101 E. Thomas Rd. (7th St. / Thomas Rd.) 85014 (Library)
Saturdays 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Open January 28 - April 8, 2017
Closed February 18 * March 11, 18 * April 1
1150 S. Seventh Ave. (7th Ave / Buckeye Rd.) 85007

Saturdays 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. / Thursdays 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Open February 2 - April 15, 2017 ​​
18401 N. 32nd St. (32nd St. / Union Hills Dr.) 85032 (Building E - Computer Commons) Free Parking Behind Building

Saturdays 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Open January 28 - April 15, 2017
Closed March 18 
803 E. Devonshire Ave. (7th St. / Indian School Rd.) 85012

Tuesdays 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Open January 24 - April 18, 2017​​
10550 W. Mariposa St. (105th Ave / Camelback Rd.) 85037

Wednesdays 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Open February 1 - April 12, 2017 and 
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 pm.
3454 N. 51st Ave. (51st Ave. / Osborn Rd.) 85031
Mondays 9:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. / Tuesdays 4:00 - 7:30 pm. / Saturdays 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Open January 25 - April 18, 2017
Closed January 28 * February 20 ​​
1401 E. Jefferson St. (16th St. / Jefferson) 85034
Saturdays 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Open January 28 - April 15, 2017
7510 N. 27th Ave. (27th Ave / Orangewood St.) 85051

Tuesdays 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. / Saturdays 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
Opens January 24 - April 18, 2017
Closed March 11 * April 15​
7050 S. 24th St. (24th St. / Baseline Rd.) 85042 (Student Union Building)

Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
February 01 - April 5, 2017
Closed March 15
1900 W. Thomas Rd. (19th Ave. / Thomas Rd.) 85015

Saturdays 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Open February 11 - April 8, 2017
Closed February 18 * March 4, 11, 18
914 W. Hatcher Road (7th Ave. / Hatcher Rd.) 85021

Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Open January 23 - April 18, 2017
Closed February 15​
3830 E. Van Buren St. (40th St. / Van Buren St.) 85008

Tuesdays 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open January 24 - April 11, 2017
Call 602-262-1844 For an Appointment

Information on VITA locations outside the city of Phoenix:

​​Internal Revenue Service ​1-800-906-9887 or visit www.IRS.gov for tax preparation resources.
Arizona ​AARPAZTAX-AIDE.org provides free tax preparation sites and resources.
Visit ​Mesa United Way​​ or locate their VITA program locations (English pdf) .
Visit City of Chandler​ for more information on their VITA program.
​City of Tempe​ 480-858-2300​ or read more about the Tempe Community Council VITA program and locations (English / Spanish pdf).
Visit West Valley Coalition/Turn A New Leaf​ for more program information, call 623-847-4188 ext. 4516 or view the West Valley Coalition​ West Valley VITA Coalition current VITA sites (English only pdf).


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