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 more than $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 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 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