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.

The City’s Community Resources Division works with the Internal Revenue Service to train volunteers and establish free tax preparation sites throughout the City to help working families file their tax returns.  

Chandler’s 2017 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program helped 1,452 low- to moderate-income families, including elderly and disabled individuals claim approximately $1.62 million in tax refunds for the 2017 tax 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.

2019 Tax Preparation Sites

Chandler’s free tax preparation service dates will be released in January 2019.

Volunteer Training

The new volunteer training is currently full but if you are interested you can do the self-study.