Maricopa County program offers free tax help - WSFA.com: News Weather and Sports for Montgomery, AL.

Maricopa County program offers free tax help

Posted: Updated:
© CBS 5 © CBS 5
  • More newsMore>>

  • SKorean president: Ferry crew actions 'murderous'

    SKorean president: Ferry crew actions 'murderous'

    Monday, April 21 2014 5:53 AM EDT2014-04-21 09:53:20 GMT
    South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Monday that the captain and some crew members of the sunken ferry committed "unforgivable, murderous acts" in the disaster, which left more than 300 people dead or missing.More >>
    South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Monday that the captain and some crew members of the sunken ferry committed "unforgivable, murderous behavior," while criticism of her own government's handling of the disaster...More >>
  • Why are Americans obsessed with missing plane?

    Why are Americans obsessed with missing plane?

    Monday, April 21 2014 4:13 AM EDT2014-04-21 08:13:40 GMT
    From the disappearances of aviator Amelia Earhart to labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa, there's just something about a good mystery that Americans find too tantalizing to resist. Perhaps that's why the saga of...More >>
    From the disappearances of aviator Amelia Earhart to labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa, there's just something about a good mystery that Americans find too tantalizing to resist. Perhaps that's why the saga of missing...More >>
  • After bombs, Boston Marathon under tight security

    After bombs, Boston Marathon under tight security

    Monday, April 21 2014 3:06 AM EDT2014-04-21 07:06:47 GMT
    For years, state and local officials have conducted a "tabletop exercise" before the Boston Marathon, a meeting that allows them to study a map of the 26.2-mile course from Hopkinton to Boston's Copley Square...More >>
    For years, state and local officials have conducted a "tabletop exercise" before the Boston Marathon, a meeting that allows them to study a map of the 26.2-mile course from Hopkinton to Boston's Copley Square and plan...More >>
PHOENIX (CBS5) -

Filing your taxes can be time consuming and costly, but certified volunteers are helping those in need get their tax returns without the hassle.

The Maricopa County Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax preparation services to anyone earning up to $50,000 in 2012, including those with disabilities, senior citizens and limited English speaking abilities.

Taxpayers who earned up to $50,000 in 2012 could qualify for up to $5,800 in the Earned Income Tax Credit as part of the tax preparation, according to the Valley of the Sun United Way. IRS certified volunteers will prepare basic tax returns, which will be filed electronically to expedite the refunds.

There are sites Valleywide, including eight locations in the West Valley, that will be open until April 15. Log on to Valley of the Sun United Way website to find a location near you. Each site has different days and hours.

During the 2011-12 tax season 680 households who had their taxes prepared at one of the eight Valley of the Sun United Way VITA sites located in the West Valley received more than $1 million in tax refunds, according to the Valley of the Sun United Way.

The Maricopa County VITA Network is a partnership between Valley of the Sun United Way, AARP Tax Aide, Catholic Charities, city of Phoenix, city of Chandler, Mesa United Way and Tempe Community Council.

Copyright 2013 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow