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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 2016 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program helped 1,689 low- to moderate-income families, including elderly and disabled individuals claim approximately $2 million in tax refunds for the 2016 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 more than $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 60 dedicated volunteers who invested more than 4,300 hours assisting these families.
 
Chandler’s free tax preparation service in 2018 will begin in February at five sites. We are thankful for partnerships between the City and First Credit Union, the CARE Center, Sun Lakes Country Club, AZCEND and the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation.


2018 VITA Sites: 
  • First Credit Union, 25 S. Arizona Place, Chandler
    Hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays; 4-8 p.m. Wednesdays
    This location will be open starting Tuesday, Jan. 30, through Tuesday, April 10. 
    Walk-in only.
     
  • The CARE Center, 777 E. Galveston, Chandler
    Hours: Noon-4 p.m. Fridays; 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays
    This location will be open starting Friday, Feb. 2, through Friday, April 6. 
    Note: The CARE Center will be closed on Saturday, February 17, Saturday, March 10, Friday, March 30, and Saturday, March 31.
    Walk-in only.
     
  • AZCEND, 345 S. California St., Chandler
    Hours: Noon-6 p.m. Tuesdays
    This location will be open starting Tuesday, Jan. 30, through Tuesday, April 10.
    Walk-in only.
     
  • Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation, 2145 W. Elliot Road, Chandler
    Hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays
    This location will be open starting Saturday, Feb. 3, through Saturday, April 7.
    Note: The Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation will be closed on Saturday, March 31.
    Walk-in only.
     
  • Sun Lakes Sherriff's Posse, 9531 E. Riggs Road, Sun Lakes
    Hours: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays
    This location will be open startiing Friday, Feb. 2, through Friday, April 6.
    By appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call 480-895-9270, ext. 111 or 113.
Download the VITA flier to see what to bring to your session.

The new volunteer’s trainings are currently full but if you are interested you can do the self-study.
Please contact Lauren Koll for any additional questions or concerns:
Lauren Koll
Management Assistant, Neighborhood Resources
480-782-4358
lauren.koll@chandleraz.gov


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