Tax forms

Tax forms

The United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona is offering free tax-return preparation at seven locations in the Tucson area.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program offers tax preparation from IRS-certified preparers to individuals and families earning up to $66,000 a year. The service will be offered through April 14, with the tax deadline being April 17 this year.

Locally the VITA program is a collaboration of the United Way and Catholic Community Services.

The VITA program can help taxpayers save an average of about $250 per return, according to a news release from the United Way. Preparers can help filers take advantage of the appropriate tax credits.

VITA volunteers must complete an IRS-sponsored certification program every year. Individuals will have their return prepared by a volunteer, with a second volunteer reviewing the prepared return before filing.

In the Tucson area, there are seven sites that will be open at various times to prepare returns.

For a complete list of locations, time and dates they are open, and documents needed go online to www.unitedwaytucson.org/vita

Here are the locations:

  • Abounding Grace Lutheran Church, 2450 S. Kolb Road.
  • Goodwill Job Connection Midvale Plaza, 1680 W. Valencia Road.
  • City of Tucson Ward 3 Office, 1510 E. Grant Road.
  • Interfaith Community Services, 2820 W. Ina Road.
  • El Pueblo Neighborhood Center, 101 W. Irvington Road.
  • Quincie Douglas Branch Library, 1585 E. 36th St.
  • Elie Towne Flowing Wells Community Center, 1660 W. Ruthrauff Road.