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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program
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The VITA program provides free tax preparation to low- and moderate-income taxpayers, the elderly, and those with disabilities. 

Chandler’s 2015 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program was the most successful to date!  The VITA Program helped 1,860 low- to moderate-income families, including elderly and disabled individuals claim more than $2.2 million in tax refunds for the 2015 tax year.
 
The City’s Community Resources Division worked with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to train volunteers and establish free tax preparation sites throughout the City to help working families recoup over $1.96 million in refunds.  It also is estimated that Chandler’s VITA Program saved taxpayers roughly $400,000 in tax preparation fees this year!
 
The refunds may not have been received without the help of 57 dedicated volunteers who invested more than 4,000 hours assisting these families.
 
Chandler’s free tax preparation service began at the beginning of February and ended in April.  Its success is attributed to partnerships between the City and First Credit Union, Chandler Christian Community Center, the CARE Center, Sun Lakes Country Club, Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation, Hamilton Library and Chandler Downtown Library, which provided facilities, staff and equipment.

Volunteers are needed for VITA program as tax preparers, translators, screeners and site coordinators. Please complete this form to become a VITA volunteer and a City staff member will contact you shortly with next steps. Thank you!

VITA SITES SCHEDULE:

First Credit Union
25 S. Arizona Place
Tuesdays: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (walk-in)
Wednesdays: 4-8 p.m. (walk-in)
Open from Jan. 31 to April 11

Chandler Hamilton Library
3700 S. Arizona Ave.
Mondays: 4-7:30 p.m.
Tuesdays: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Walk-in only
Open from Jan. 30 to April 11; closed Feb. 20

Chandler Christian Community Center
345 S. California St.
Tuesdays: Noon to 6 p.m.
Walk-in only
Open from Jan. 31 to April 11

The Chandler CARE Center
777 E. Galveston St.
Wednesdays: Noon-4:30 p.m.
Fridays: Noon-4 p.m.
Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon
Walk-in only
​Open from Feb. 1 to April 8; closed Feb. 18 and April 14-15

Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation
2145 W. Elliot Road
Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Walk-in only
Open from Feb. 4 to April 8; closed on April 15

View what documents to bring to walk-in session
VITA - Frequently Asked Questions for Residents

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