VITA / Tax Preparation

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) volunteers prepare and e-file tax returns for low-to-moderate income taxpayers, for free saving hundreds of dollars in paid preparer fees. The purpose of this free services is to ensure all taxpayer's income, deductions, and allowable credits are claimed and to educate on asset building information t​​​o financially strengthen the community.

The 2016-2017 City of Phoenix Earned Income Tax Credit Campaign (EITC) / VITA Program was assisted by ​259 volunteers donating  10,327 hours of service representing $236,494 in-kind services to the program. VITA volunteers do meaningful work in the fight against poverty!​


​Volunteer Opportunities


Free Training


  • Orientations for interested volunteers begin in October
  • Tax law training courses begin in December (classroom and online / evenings and Saturdays)
  • Greeter trainings begin in January (evenings and Saturdays)
  • Up to 18 continuing education credits available for advanced tax preparers, site coordinators and instructors
  • Interpreter training 


​Beco​me A Volunteer


Applications are available for the coming tax season. Sign ​Up Now​!



  • Have a spirit of volunteerism

  • 4 hours a week for 14 weeks (mid-January – April 15th) ​

  • Complete required trainings and certifications​

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