Free Tax Preparation Service Available

Peggy McGee

Free tax preparation for both federal and Arizona returns is being offered by IRS-certified AARP volunteers at La Posada on Wednesdays and Fridays, by appointment only, through April 14. Preparation of returns that include rental income is not authorized. All returns are e-filed.

The tax prep site has moved to a new location. They are now in the Posada Life Community Center, 780 S. Park Centre Ave. If you are waiting to receive any of your tax documents (i.e., brokerage statements), please schedule your appointment for mid-March or later. In addition to your federal return, the volunteers prepare AZ state returns only.

Due to continuing COVID-19 cases in Pima County, the drop-off method will be used again this year. For those filing joint returns, one person may drop off the paperwork, but both spouses must come to the site to sign the completed return. Masks are optional on the La Posada campus.

At appointment time, tax clients will check in, have their data reviewed, leave the tax packet with us, and leave. When the return is completed, someone from the tax team will call you to come for signature and pickup, either that day or on the following Wednesday/Friday tax session. You will receive a printed copy of your return after you sign the form authorizing AARP to e-file your return(s) with the IRS and/or Arizona Department of Revenue.

Before you come to La Posada to have your taxes prepared, you must pick up a tax packet and complete the intake sheets. Packets are available at the Green Valley Food Bank, 250 E. Continental Road, or Valley Assistance Services, 3950 S. Camino del Heroe, in the Springs HOA. Packets are also available at the Posada Life Community Center on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

To make an appointment for this free program, go to

When reporting for your appointment, please bring all 2022 tax-related documents, 2021 tax return (no matter where it was prepared), government issued photo ID(s), social security cards for all persons on return, and voided check for direct deposit/debit.