Free tax services three ways

1. Use free tax software at an​yplace, anytime!

Free software takes you step by step through electro​nically filing your taxes. 


2. Volunteer Income Tax Assistance 

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Qualified residents can meet with an IRS-certified tax preparer at one of our VITA Sites.


3. Do-It-Youself, but let us help!

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Need a little help or don't have access to a computer? Come into one of our locations and use ours! 

Program Qualifications
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The City of Phoenix Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program has three alternatives for filing taxes for those meeting eligibility requirements. Free services ensure all taxpayer's income, deductions and allowable credits such as the  Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)* are claimed and increase taxpayer education while promoting self-sufficiency. First come, first serve. Save hundreds of dollars in paid preparer fees.


You have choices when it comes to getting your taxes done with VITA:


1 .

· Self-paced, step-by-step guidance to file both Federal and State tax returns online for free
· IRS certified tax volunteers available via online chat
·You can complete in your own home or come and use one of our computers

·​No income limitations



2.  Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

· Come to one of o​ur 21 VITA volunteer sites
· Certified IRS tax volunteers prepare and e-file tax returns 
· For low to moderate income taxpayers ($56,000 or less per household)
· First come first serve service and capacity is limited
· Locations and times vary 

*EITC is a benefit for working people with low to moderate income. To qualify, certain requirements must be met and a tax return, must be filed even if  taxes are not owed.



3. Do it Yourself (Facilitated Self Assistance)

·​Use our computers and online tax preparation software In-person assistance from trained volunteers (within scope of program)
·​You may start the return at our site and finish at home​​​​​
·Bring your prior year's tax return​ and​ have access to your email account

·No income limitations