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Free tax help available in Tucson this weekend

Posted at 1:11 PM, Apr 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-16 21:17:34-04

The Internal Revenue Service and Southern Arizona Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program will be offering free tax assistance this weekend, according to a press release. 

The two agencies will be offering free electronic tax preparation for federal and Arizona state tax returns. 

The free help will be available to Arizonans who have make less than $54,000, seniors, disabled and individuals who have English as a second language. 

Community volunteers who are certified through the IRS VITA program will be able to prepare basic tax returns and to check for credits, deductions and allowable expenses that taxpayers may be eligible for. These volunteers will also be able to electronically file state and federal tax returns at no charge. 

The volunteers will also be able to determine if taxpayers are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit. 

The free tax help will be provided at the following Tucson locations:

Good News Community Church located at 701 West Glenn Street on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Brown Mackie College located at 4585 East Speedway Blvd. on Friday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Pio Decimo Center located at 848 South 7th Avenue on Friday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on Monday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Pan Asian Community Alliance located at 940 South Craycroft Road on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

To find other free tax help locations, go to and search "volunteer sites."