Recent Updates

  1. Being a foster care provider or adoptive parent may impact your taxes….
    So be sure to check with your tax professional.
  2. Tax Tip Training for Foster and Adoptive Families
    For those in the Maricopa County area, AZ Association for Foster & Adoptive Parents (AZAFAP) will be hosting a “Tax Tips for Foster and Adoptive Families” class on Thursday, January 25, 2018, from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Scottsdale (10815 North 84th Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85260). The class is free but you must RSVP by clicking here. The class fills up fast each year, and attendees will receive a 3 hour training certificate via email the week after the class. Call AZAFAP at (602) 884-1801 if you have any questions.

    For those in the Pima county area, there will be four “Tax Tips for Foster and Adoptive Families” classes as indicated below; all of these classes are free but you must RSVP. The sponsoring agencies will provide training certificates to attendees.

    Tuesday, 1/23/2018, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Arizona’s Children Association (520) 622-7611 3716 E. Columbia Street; Tucson, AZ 85714 RSVP: Call Dawn Glavin at (520) 318-4882, ext. 1555 or email her at

    Friday, 1/26/2018, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Grace Retreat (520) 276-9661 6894 N. Camino Martin, Suite 100; Tucson, AZ 85714 RSVP: Email

    Saturday, 2/3/2018, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at La Paloma Family Services (520) 750-9667 870 W. Miracle Mile; Tucson, AZ 85705 RSVP: Call Maribel at (520) 206-8644 regarding availability as space is limited and priority will be given to La Paloma agency’s families

    Wednesday, 2/21/2018, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at KARE Family Center (520) 323-4476 220 E. Speedway Boulveard; Tucson, AZ 85711 RSVP: Call Bianca SantaMaria at (520) 323-4476 ext. 52695

    Please note that childcare is not provided for any of these trainings.
  3. Free Tax Return Preparation Help for Qualifying Taxpayers
    The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. In addition to VITA, the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program offers free tax help for all taxpayers, particularly those who are 60 years of age and older, specializing in questions about pensions and retirement-related issues unique to seniors. Click here for information about services provided and documentation and information you must bring to the site in order for the IRS-certified volunteers to help you. Click here to find a site near you.