Last year, more than 300 people in our Ward got their taxes done for free thanks to volunteers with United Way's VITA program. If you'd like to learn more about this program and be a part of its great work, attend an upcoming orientation. This is a valuable but little known way to help people in your community is to help them get their taxes done for free. You'll save them money on preparation fees and help them avoid predatory lending practices that are all too common at tax time.
Our local volunteer income tax assistance program is at once an economic development and public health program. Last year, VITA volunteers brought $3.3 million to low- and moderate-income Tucsonans, and research shows that money goes disproportionately to pay bills and medical expenses. You can be a part of this great work, even if you have no experience with taxes!
Learn more and take the first step to getting involved by attending an upcoming orientation at United Way: www.unitedwaytucson.org/vita_orientation