Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program
The VITA program provides free tax preparation to low- and moderate-income taxpayers, the elderly, and those with disabilities.
Chandler’s 2014 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program was the most successful to date! The VITA Program helped 1,841 low to moderate income families, including elderly and disabled individuals claim over $1.96 million in tax refunds for the 2014 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 is also 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 63 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.
Visit this site again in January/February 2016 for information on Chandler's VITA program for 2015 tax services!