Tax Preparation Assistance


Get help with your 2016 Tax Return
Are you a low- or moderate-income taxpayer needing help with your 2016 return? Mesa United Way's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance season begins on January 30th 2017. There are six sites open again this year where you can get your 2016 tax return completed by trained, IRS certified tax preparers. The income limit this year is $54,000. Your return will be E-Filed which means that your refund (if you have one coming) will be delivered to your bank account or by check as soon as possible. Please see a map showing the locations in Mesa and the weekly schedule of service times below.
Don’t live in or near Mesa?
If you want to look for a site outside of the City of Mesa click HERE. You will be able to find all sites in or near your zip code.  Please note that we do not restrict our services to Mesa residents.  Over 30% of our clients live outside of Mesa.  So you are very welcome to come to a Mesa VITA site for tax preparation.
Want to prepare your own 2016 Tax Return?
You can prepare your own taxes using an easy online application.  This is free of charge for anyone with an income of $64,000 or less.  This is recommended for people who have some computer skills and have relatively  simple returns.   Click HERE for more information about
Need help with prior years taxes?
Are you behind in filing past years' tax returns? We may be able to help! Click HERE for more information regarding preparation of prior year returns. Please note that the Mesa United Way office site on University Drive only prepares prior year (2000-2015) tax returns during the tax season (January - April).   You must go to one of the six sites listed below if you want to file a 2016 tax return before May 2017.
For a downloadable and printable version of the schedule, click HERE or on the schedule below.
For a downloadable and printable version of the multi-lingual VITA flyer,  click HERE.    

For a downloadable and printable version of the VITA tax-preparation site map, click HERE or on the map below.