Volunteer Tax Preparer
United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona
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United Way's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA) provides FREE tax preparation to individuals and families earning up to $56,000 annually. VITA taxpayers receive the maximum refund possible without paying hundreds of dollars in preparation costs.
The VITA program helps taxpayers access all of the tax credits for which they are eligible - including the Earned Income Tax Credit which has been recognized as the single most powerful tool to lift children out of poverty. For many of our taxpayers, their tax refund is the biggest check they'll receive all year. Claiming these credits puts taxpayers on the path to paying off debt, securing better housing, obtaining dependable transportation, or pursuing higher education. Their spending generates millions of dollars in economic impact for the community.
Last year, our VITA volunteers served more than 3,000 households and brought more than $4.2 million dollars back to our community. You can be a part of the team that makes this possible!
Don’t know that much about taxes? No experience is necessary to become an effective, impactful VITA volunteer. We provide all necessary training in the month of January. The software that we use makes the tax preparation experience a matter of a little know-how and careful data entry.
How much training will I need?
First-year tax preparers go through approximately 24 hours of training in the month of January before tax preparation begins in February. Once you are placed on a team, you will have volunteer mentors around you to ask questions, as well as other tax preparation volunteers. Every return you prepare will be reviewed by a fellow volunteer to provide a quality check before filing.
Join Today: Register to attend an upcoming orientation www.unitedwaytucson.org/joinvita
About United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona
330 N Commerce Park Loop, Suite 200, PO Box 86750, Tucson, AZ 85745, US
Building A Better Community in Tucson and Southern Arizona.
An economically strong, safe and healthy community where southern Arizona residents can live and work.
To achieve measurable results in three areas:
- Education: Children are Ready to Learn and Safe After School
- Income: Families Safe and Secure
- Health: Seniors are Independent and Active
The New United Way
For more than 80 years, United Way has held a reputation as our community's fundraiser, but United Way doesn't just raise money.
Today's United Way is a focused, results-driven system working year-round to change community conditions and create lasting solutions.
Much like a "general contractor" manages all aspects of constructing a building, we manage people and resources to create lasting, positive solutions in lives that need it most.
Through strong partnerships with volunteers, local business, government and nonprofit organizations, United Way accomplishes what no one can do alone.
With your help, we can ensure that:
- Education: children will enter school prepared to learn and attend safe, nurturing after-school programs
- Income: families will have the tools they need to remain strong and safe
- Health: seniors will live actively and make independent life choices
Together, we can Build a Better Community in Tucson and Southern Arizona.