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City of Phoenix Provides Free Tax Preparation HelpCity of Phoenix Provides Free Tax Preparation Help<div class="ExternalClassC1C06F7F27344AD496186B8E34BD872A"><p>​<br></p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:100%;"><p>It's that time of the year again! Tax season.</p><p>Each tax season, the city of Phoenix's Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) campaign helps working families who earned less than $55,000 in 2018 with free tax preparation and filing services. </p><p>Seventeen primary sites, located in Phoenix, are offering free tax preparation and filing services from Monday, January 28 through Monday, April 15, including Saturdays. A list of Phoenix sites, with hours and days of operation, is available at phoenix.gov/EITC. It is important to note that hours and days of operation vary for different locations.</p><p>In addition, the city of Phoenix Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program has two alternatives for filing taxes for those meeting eligibility requirements.  This will allow Phoenix residents to save hundreds of dollars in paid preparer fees while using free services that ensure all taxpayer's income, deductions and allowable credits are claimed. </p><p>Phoenix residents making less than $66,000 a year can use Myfreetaxes.com a self-paced, step-by-step guidance to file tax returns online for free.  </p><p>Additionally, debuting this year is the "Do it Yourself" Facilitated Self Assistance service. This has no income limitations and lets Phoenix residents use VITA center computers and online tax preparation software. While using the computers, residents are able to get in-person assistance from trained volunteers.</p><p>For more information about any of these programs or for a list of the EITC site locations and hours of operation, visit phoenix.gov/EITC. <br></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><br></p></div>1/28/2019 7:00:00 AMTamra IngersollHuman Services Department