VITA Tax Preparation Info

Free VITA Tax Preparation Services

EMCC students who complete the ACC121 Income Tax Preparation course and successfully pass the IRS certification exam can volunteer to file income taxes for low-to-moderate income individuals and families.  


Free Tax Preparation Hours of Operation at EMCC Main Campus:

Address - 3000 N. Dysart Road Avondale, AZ 85392

  • Fridays, January 31 – April 10: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    EMCC Main Campus Location: Ocotillo Hall, room OCT 118
     
  • Saturdays, February 1 – April 11: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    EMCC Main Campus Location: Ocotillo Hall, room OCT 104

​Note: EMCC Main Campus Location Closed March 13-14 (Spring Break)


Free Tax Preparation Hours of Operation at EMCC Buckeye Campus:

Address - 902 E. Eason Avenue Buckeye, AZ 85326

  • Tuesdays, January 28 – April 14: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    EMCC Buckeye Campus Location: Classroom 132
     
  • Wednesdays, January 29 – April 15:  4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    EMCC Buckeye Campus Location: Classroom 132

Note:EMCC Buckeye Campus Location Closed March 13-14 (Spring Break)


VITA Information

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $56,000 or less, persons with disabilities, and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.

For more information on the IRS's VITA program, visit http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Free-Tax-Return-Preparation-for-You-by-Volunteers. 

Who: For households earning less than $56,000

Questions: Email Puja Sachan at psachan@turnanewleaf.org

What to Bring: In order to prepare taxes accurately and efficiently, the following items will be required:

  • Social Security cards, IRS ITIN card, or ITIN letter for all household members
  • Picture ID for taxpayer (and spouses)
  • Birth dates for all persons listed on the tax return
  • Proof of all income, including W-2 and 1099 forms
  • Name, address, and tax ID# of childcare provider
  • Amount of money paid to childcare provider last year
  • Account and routing numbers for direct deposit
  • Copy of your 2018 tax return, if available
  • If filing jointly, both adults must be present to sign the return.