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Free tax services available for low income families

Posted at 5:28 PM, Mar 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-30 20:30:51-04

The average person spends $250 filing their taxes. However, people have the opportunity to have their taxes done for free. 

Liz Thomey with Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona says many families could benefit from this service. 

"If you're one of those families that's only making $15,000 or $16,000 a year, then $250 can be a lot of money."

The free tax service provided throughout Tucson has helped 3,700 people just this year. 

The service targets low-income families, Spanish speakers, and seniors with the total household income of $64,000. 

The tax service is offered in English and Spanish, and volunteers are bilingual. 

Volunteers are certified by the IRS and trained for basic and advanced tax return levels. 

With the tax filing deadline of April 18th quickly approaching, Thomey says she is expecting a rush which is why there are now extended hours. 

Clients have the option to drop off their tax information at the Pio Decimo site in Tucson, Goodwill site in Sierra Vista, Douglas, and Ajo. They can pick their taxes up when they're ready.

For those of you who want to do your taxes yourself and fit the criteria, you can head over to