Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program

In collaboration with Mesa United Way, the VITA program provides free tax preparation to low- and moderate-income taxpayers, the elderly, and those with disabilities.

Chandler’s 2019 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program helped 2,832 low- to moderate-income families, including elderly and disabled individuals claim more than $2.5 million in tax refunds for the 2018 tax year. The refunds may not have been received without the help of more than 60 dedicated volunteers who invested thousands of hours assisting these families.

Important Updates

  • The deadline to file and pay federal taxes has been extended to July 15.

  • All VITA sites have been suspended until further notice. Continue to visit this site for updates. 

  • Chandler residents making less than $66,000 a year can use Myfreetaxes.com, a self-paced, step-by-step guidance to file tax returns online for free. Learn more about this free service by watching this video
  • Questions on your Economic Impact Payments? Visit the IRS/Coronavirus website. Also, as of April 1, Social Security recipients will automatically receive economic impact payments, per the Treasury Department


2020 Tax Preparation Sites

Chandler’s free tax preparation service dates are Jan. 27 - April 14, 2020. Services are provided to those whose income is less than $56,000 in 2019 -- and are offered on a first come, first serve a basis with priority given to those needing special accommodations.

Locations, days and times

What to Bring to a VITA Site 

  • Valid photo ID for you, your spouse, and all dependents
  • Social Security or ITIN cards for all family members
  • Wage & earning statements
    (Form W2 & 1099-MISC)
  • Interest & dividend statements
    Form 1099-INT/DIV)
  • Affordable Care Act statements
    (Form 1095-A/B/C)
  • Social Security (SSA-1099) and Pensions (1099-R)
  • Education statements (1099-T) and expenses


  • Unemployment (1099-G) statements
  • Deductions (donations, home interest, property tax, medical expenses) for those able to itemize
  • Qualified contributions to AZ schools and non-profits
  • Daycare statements with provider’s tax ID number
  • Bank Routing/Account Number for Direct Deposit
  • Copy of last year’s tax return (if available)
  • If filing joint, both you and your spouse must be present to sign the return