Phoenix offers free tax-filing services beginning Jan. 31

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The City of Phoenix Human Services Department is launching a program to help residents file their taxes correctly and on time.

The  Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) campaign aims to give low- and moderate-income working families who earned less than $53,000 in 2014 with free tax-filing services and an EITC tax credit up to $6,143.

Those who qualify also may be able to file for the child tax credit, dependent care credit and the education tax credit at the city’s free tax preparation sites, scheduled to open on Jan. 31.

Fourteen primary sites, located in Phoenix, offer free tax-filing services. A list of Phoenix sites, including hours and days of operation, is available at phoenix.gov/eitc

Taxpayers must bring a picture ID for themselves and spouse, Social Security cards and/or Individual Tax Identification Number cards for all household members, proof of income – including W-2s and 1099 Retirement Income – information for other income, 1095-A verification of medical insurance premium tax credit, verification of all deductions/credits and the amount of money paid to child care provider (if applicable). If filing jointly, both adults must be present to sign the return.

The city is partnering with the IRS, Arizona Department of Revenue, Salt River Project and the faith-based community to promote the EITC campaign. 

For information about the city of Phoenix EITC program, visit phoenix.gov/eitc or call 1-877-211-8661.

For more information about Valley-wide EITC site locations and hours of operation, call the Internal Revenue Service at 1-800-906-9887 or visit irs.gov.