VITA Locations and Service Schedule

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Jan. 29 – April 14

Important Updates
  • Residents still may use MyFreeTaxes.com to file basic taxes for free.

  • To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, we are requiring an appointment at all tax preparation sites and have implemented new safety measures for this year’s VITA tax season. Please review the Tax Return Drop-Off/Pick-up Instructions document prior to arriving for your appointment. All clients MUST wear a face mask covering mouth and nose. Social distancing must be maintained. Children/additional people (not required for tax preparation service) are NOT ALLOWED at the sites.

  • Expected turn-around time for VITA Drop-Off Tax Preparation service is 7–10 days.


Income Guidelines: Returns are processed for individuals and families earning $58,000 or less, or those who have lost their jobs or suffered a hardship. No married filing separately (MFS), No rental or farm income (Schedule E or F) or loss on business (Sch C).

  • Arizona taxes will be prepared only if we prepare your Federal taxes.
  • Social Security Cards (or ITIN cards or ITIN letter) for all members of the household.
  • Picture Identification for taxpayer and spouse.
  • Proof of all income including W-2s and 1099 forms, self- employment records, and tips. Social Security, Pensions (1099R), interest and dividends.
  • Child Care Information including record of payment with name, address, and tax ID # of childcare provider.
  • Advanced Child Credit payments: IRS letter 6419.
  • Stimulus payments: IRS Notice 1444-c
  • Tax Deduction and Credit Information including mortgage interest statements (Form 1098), medical expenses, tuition payment statements (Form 1098-T), receipts for any property taxes and charitable contributions paid in 2021.
  • If you are itemizing, come prepared with your deductions already calculated. Including medical, all interest, vehicle registration, charitable contributions, etc.
  • Medical Insurance Information – Affordable Care Act statements if you received a form 1095-A.
  • Direct Deposit Information - Account number and bank routing number.
  • Prior year tax returns - Bring a copy of your federal and state returns if available - Not Required.
  • Both spouses must be present and sign if filing jointly. We do not file married filing separately returns.

2022 East Valley VITA Locations and Service Schedule 

  1. Some sites will require appointments while others service clients on a first-come first-serve basis. Priority will be given to clients needing special accommodationsPlease see details regarding each VITA site at Mesa United Way. Schedule no more than one appointment and arrive on time.
  2. If possible, please download, print, and complete the appropriate documents for your chosen tax preparation site prior to arriving at the VITA site.
  3. Arrive at the VITA site observing all COVID-19 safety measures outlined in the “Client Instructions” document. Please stay home if you have recently experienced any symptoms of COVID-19.
     

AZCEND Chandler
345 S. California St.
 

Tuesday
4 - 7 p.m. 

 

Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation
2145 W. Elliot Road
By appointment only

Make an Appointment

 

Saturday
9 a.m. to noon

 

CGCC Pecos Campus
2626 E. Pecos Road
Cholla Hall, 
Rm CHO-106
 

Wednesday
6 - 8 p.m. 


Closed March 16, 2022

CGCC - Sun Lakes Center
25105 S. Alma School Rd., Sun Lakes, AZ 85248

To schedule an appointment, call 480-895-9270, ext.113

Friday
10 a.m. to noon *

 

* Closed March 18, 2022

Chandler CARE Center
777 E. Galveston St.
By appointment only
Make an Appointment

 

Friday Saturday
Noon–4 p.m. * 9 a.m. to noon * 

 

* Closed Jan. 29, Feb. 19, March 19 & March 26, 2022

First Credit Union
25 S. Arizona Place, #111
By appointment only

Make an Appointment

 

Tuesday
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Salvation Army: Chandler
85 E. Saragosa St.
 

Tuesday Thursday
6–9 p.m. 6–9 p.m.

 

Subject to day/time change and additional/early closures due to unforeseen circumstances and without any prior notice.

To find Information on VITA site locations in other areas (Phoenix, Tempe, West Valley, etc.), please visit IRS Free Tax Prep.