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Free tax prep program kicks off across Middle Tennessee

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Individuals and families earning less than $70,000 in 2023 are eligible for free tax prep services.

The United Way of Greater Nashville and partner agencies have officially kicked off the 20th annual Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) free tax prep program. 

Through VITA, IRS-certified tax preparers provide free tax preparation services to individuals and families who earned $70,000 or less per household in 2023, helping qualifying individuals receive important credits such as the Earned Income Tax Credit or Child Tax Credit that lift millions out of poverty each year. Now through April, United Way is partnering to operate 20 VITA sites throughout Middle Tennessee, including eight locations in Davidson County, including: 

Conexión Américas (Spanish only), 2195 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, Tenn. 37211—open Jan 29 to April 15; Monday through Thursday from 8 am to 6 pm by appointment.

Goodlettsville VITA Taxes, 205 Rivergate Pkwy., Goodlettsville, Tenn. 37072 — open Feb. 3 to April 13; Saturdays from 10 am-3 pm; Feb. 3, 10, 17; March 2, 9, 16, 30; April 6, 13 by appointment.

Redeemed Christian Church of God, 2128 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville, Tenn. 37217—open Feb. 3 through April 14, Sat. 12 pm-4 pm, Sun. 2-4 pm, walk-in.

Southeast Branch Library, 5260 Hickory Hollow Parkway, Antioch, Tenn. 37013—open Jan. 31 through April 15, Mondays 10:30 am-3:30 pm, virtual intake only; Wednesdays 12:30-7:30 pm, virtual intake only; Sat., 10:30 am-1 pm, traditional walk-ins.

St Luke’s Community House, 5601 New York Ave., Nashville, Tenn.  37209—open Feb. 6 through April 11, Tue. 9 am-3 pm; Wed. 9 am-3 pm; Thurs. 9 am-3 pm, by appointment.

T.S.U., Avon Williams Campus, 330 10th Ave. N., room AWC 250, Nashville, Tenn. 37203—open Feb. 10 through April 13, Sat. 9 am-1 pm; closed for Spring Break on Sat., March 9, all by appointment.

Westwood Baptist Church, 2510 Albion St., Nashville, Tenn. 37208 — open Jan. 27 through April 15, Mon. 9 am-12:30 pm; 4-7 pm, Tues. and Wed. 9 am-12 pm, Thurs. 9 am-12:30 pm; 4-7 pm, Sat. 9:30 am-1:30 pm — traditional and drop-off, walk-in, except Mon.-Thurs. am — by appointment. No drop off on Wed. or Sat.

Woodbine, 635 Spence Lane, Nashville, Tenn. 37208—open Feb 1 through April 13, Tues. and Thurs. 9 am-1 pm for virtual intake only; Sat., 9 am to 1 pm, traditional, walk-ins.

To view the full list of sites in Middle Tennessee, go to <www.unitedwaygreaternashville.org/vita-tax-sites/>.

To sign up to use the free virtual option, visit <getyourrefund.org>. 

The average taxpayer spends $300 to have their taxes prepped and filed at paid tax service providers. Thanks to the VITA free tax prep program, volunteers help low- to moderate-income individuals save crucial dollars that could go toward rent, food, childcare and gas. Last year, VITA volunteers completed almost 9,000 returns, helping taxpayers save more than $2.7 million in tax preparation fees.

“With expenses increasing, now more than ever it is important to keep more of what you have earned,” said United Way of Greater Nashville President/CEO Brian Hassett. “For the last 20 years, our VITA free tax prep program has worked with so many of our neighbors to do just that. The VITA program helps thousands of individuals and families save by keeping their full tax return in their pockets.”

Taxpayers can find their nearest VITA site and more information about the program by visiting <unitedwayfilefree.com> or through United Way’s 211 Helpline by calling 211 or texting their ZIP code to 898-211. 

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