FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Free Tax Prep Program Kicks Off Across Middle Tennessee
Individuals and Families Earning Less than $66,000 in 2018 are Eligible for Free Tax Prep Services
Jan. 28, 2019, NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Today, United Way of Metropolitan Nashville and partner agencies launched the 15th annual Volunteer Income Tax Assistance free tax prep program.
IRS-certified volunteers offer free tax preparation services to individuals and families who earned $66,000 or less per household in 2018, helping qualifying individuals receive important credits such as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) or Child Tax Credit (CTC) that lift millions out of poverty each year. Now through April 15, United Way is partnering to operate 26 VITA sites throughout Middle Tennessee, including eight locations in Davidson County, five in Williamson County, one in Wilson County and three in Rutherford County:
- Woodbine Super Site, 635 Spence Lane, Nashville; Opens Jan. 28, 2019. Walk-in only. Mon, Wed: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Fri: 9 a.m. to noon; Sat: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Financial Independence Center (Sam Levy Super Site), 302 Foster St., Nashville; Opens Jan. 28. Walk-in only. Mon: 9 a.m. to noon; Tue, Thur: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sat: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Westwood Baptist Church, 2510 Albion St., Nashville; Opens Feb. 2. Walk-in only. Mon, Thur: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 4 to 7 p.m.; Tue: 9 a.m. to noon; Wed: 9 a.m. to noon; Sat: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Conexion Americas (Spanish Only), 2195 Nolensville Pike, Nashville; Opens Feb. 4. Appointment required: 615-320-5152. Mon, Wed: 9 a.m. to noon, 1 to 6 p.m.; Tue, Thur: 9 a.m. to noon, 1 to 4 p.m.
- Redeemed Christian Church of God, 3221 Nolensville Road, Nashville; Opens Feb. 2. Walk-in only. Sat: Noon to 4 p.m.; Sun: 2 to 4 p.m.
- St. John AME Church, 1822 Formosa St., Nashville; Opens Feb. 9. Walk-in only. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Feb. 9 and 23; March 9 and 23; April 13).
- St. Luke’s Community House, 5601 New York Ave., Nashville; Opens Jan. 29. Appointment required: 615-350-7893. Tue-Thu: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Tennessee State University, Avon Williams Campus, 330 10th Ave. N, Nashville; Opens Feb. 2. Walk-in only. Sat: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- FiftyForward, 8607 Horton Highway, College Grove, TN; Opens Jan. 31. Appointment required: 615-830-7940. Thur: 9 a.m. to noon.
- GraceWorks Ministries, 104 Southeast Parkway, Ste. 100, Franklin, TN; Opens Jan. 29. Appointment preferred: 615-830-7940. Tue, Thur: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed noon to 1 p.m.)
- Spring Hill Public Library, 144 Kedron Parkway, Spring Hill, TN; Opens Feb. 5. Appointment required: 615-830-7940. Tue: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Triangle School, 7120 Westview Dr., Fairview, TN; Opens Jan. 26. Appointment required: 615-830-7940. Feb. 29: 3 to 7 p.m.; Sat: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Williamson County Public Library, 1314 Columbia Ave., Franklin, TN; Opens Jan. 28. Appointment preferred; walk-in if available. Mon, Wed: 1 to 6 p.m.; Sat: 9 a.m. to noon. Walk-in self-aid kiosk Mon: 1 to 6 p.m.
- The Glade Church, 9000 Stewarts Ferry Pike, Mt. Juliet, TN; Opens Jan. 30. Appointment required: firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a self-preparation site. The site coordinator may answer tax and software questions, but you will prepare your own return. Wed: 5 to 8 p.m.
- LaVergne Public Library, 5063 Murfreessboro Road, LaVergne, TN; Opens Feb. 1. Walk-in only. Fri, Sat: 9 a.m. to noon.
- Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro, TN; Opens Feb. 1. Walk-in only. Tue, Thur, Fri: 1 to 7 p.m.; Sat: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sun: 2 to 5 p.m.
- Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road West, Smyrna, TN; Opens Feb. 5. Walk-in only. Tue, Thur: 2 to 7 p.m.; Sat: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Taxpayers may also file online at UnitedWayFileFree.com. Last year, the average taxpayer spent $273 to file returns at paid tax service providers. In 2018, VITA volunteers completed 14,390 returns, helping taxpayers save more than $3.9 million in tax preparation fees and bringing more than $17.7 million in federal refunds back to the community.
“The VITA free tax prep program helps thousands of individuals save by keeping their full tax return in their pockets,” said Brian Hassett, president and CEO of United Way of Metropolitan Nashville. “Thanks to our dedicated group of volunteers, VITA partnerships ensure that the hard-working members of our community are able to use their income for essentials like putting food on the table and transportation.”
Residents can find the nearest VITA site in their community and more information about the program by visiting UnitedWayFileFree.com or through United Way’s 2-1-1 Helpline by texting their ZIP code to 898211.
About United Way of Metropolitan Nashville
At United Way, we unite the community and mobilize resources so that every child, individual and family thrives. Together, we are fighting for a community where every child receives a quality education, no one lives in poverty or poor health, and the most basic needs of our families are met. We are uniquely positioned to the lead this fight by bringing individuals, businesses, nonprofits and government to the table to have the tough conversations, mobilize the resources and make the smart investments that will create lasting solutions for our region’s most pressing issues. LIVE UNITED. For more information, visit unitedwaynashville.org and follow us on social media @UWNashville.