New Program Offers Tax Assistance for Pima County

New Program Offers Tax Assistance for Pima County

Families in need can receive tax assistance thanks to a new program in the county.

A collaboration between Pima County and United Way has resulted in the new Voluntary Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, which is available to families with an income under $64,000.

To participate, taxpayers can bring in their documents for review to seven rotating locations. Their documents will be scanned and uploaded to a secure server in a process that usually takes 20 minutes.

Within seven to ten days, the return will be securely emailed or available for pick up at one of the VITA locations.
While taxes can be a time-consuming headache for many families, this new, free service will help low-income families with the process.
To participate, taxpayers must bring photo identification for themselves and their spouses. Both spouses must be present to sign their documents and bring their social security cards. In addition, taxpayers will need to bring proof of income (W2s and 1099s), account and routing numbers for direct deposit refunds, and documentation for deductible expenses such as home mortgage interest or real estate taxes. For health savings accounts, taxpayers should provide Forms 5498-SA and 1099-SA, as well as form 1095A for the Affordable Care. Taxpayers must provide all the necessary documents in order to be assisted.
Every week, the location will rotate, but the hours will stay the same: Tuesdays and Thursdays  9 am to 2 pm, Wednesdays 12 to 5 pm.
From February 14-16, taxpayers can go to the Kino One-Stop Service Center (2797 E. Ajo Way).

From February 21-23, taxypayers can visit the Abrams Public Health Center, Room 2110 (3950 S. County Club Road).

The Pima County Housing Center (801 W. Congress) will be the location for the week of February 28 to March 2. From March 7-9, visit the Kino Veterans’ Workforce Center (2801 E. Ajo Way) and from March 14-16, visit Las Artes Arts and Education Center (23 W. 27th Street).

At the end of March, visit Abrams Public Health Center (3950 S. County Club Road, Room 1104) from the 21-23, and from March 28-30, visit the Rio Nuevo One-Stop Service Center (340 N. Commerce Park Loop, Tortolita Building)

Every Thursday, from 9 am to 1 pm, through March 30, Valet VITA sessions will be offered at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library.

For information on eligibility, visit or contact direct questions to Bonnie Bazata,

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