United Way is offering free tax-preparation assistance in Pima County as part of the Voluntary Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. The initial process takes about 20 minutes and the return is then mailed or picked up at a VITA site. Appointments are not necessary.
Taxpayers needing assistance must bring the following documents:
***A picture I.D. for taxpayer and spouse. Both spouses must be present to sign documents
***Social Security card for EACH family member
***Proof of income, including W2s and 1099s.
***Documentation for deductible expenses (home mortgage interest, real estate taxes, etc.)
***Forms 5498-SA and 1099-SA for Health Savings Accounts and 1095A for Affordable Care Act.
***Bank account and routing numbers for direct deposit of refunds.
The hours for VITA assistance are Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesdays from noon to 5 p.m., and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The dates and locations are as follows:
Feb. 6-8 - Joel D. Valdez Main Library • 101 N. Stone Ave. • Contact: Ken Zambos, 594-5573
Feb.13-15 - Abrams Public Health Center • 3950 S. Country Club Road, Room 1104 • Contact: Michelle Spears, 724-7947. (This site will stay open until 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday.)
Feb. 20-22 - Pima County Housing Center • 801 W. Congress St. • Contact: Martha Martin, 724-2463
Feb. 27-March 1 - Kino Veterans’ Workforce Center • 2801 E. Ajo Way • Contact: Jess Grover, 724-2636
March 6-8 - Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department • 2955 W. Calle Agua Nueva • Contact: Steve King, 724-6207
March 13-15 - Sullivan Jackson Employment Center • 400 E. 26th St. • Contact: Yvette Cruz, 724-7310
March 20-22 - Kino Service Center • 2797 E. Ajo Way • Contact: Murney Brown, 724-5716
March 27-29 - Rio Nuevo Service Center • 340 N. Commerce Park Loop, Tortolita Building • Contact: Diana Garcia, 724-7608
Check your VITA eligibility at the United Way's tax site. Contact Bonnie Bazata at firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-3704 for more information.