United Way of Greater Nashville encourages anyone who has not received their Economic Impact Payment(s) to file their 2020 tax return or extension as soon as possible.
In March, the Internal Revenue Service extended the federal income tax filing due date for individuals for the 2020 tax year to May 17, 2021. Households that still need to file and made less than $66,000 in 2020 may visit unitedwayfilefree.com or call 2-1-1 to learn about free tax prep services through VITA, a partnership between United Way and the IRS. Through VITA, IRS-certified tax preparers offer free tax preparation services to individuals and families across Middle Tennessee. Filing options are listed below.
- File online with an IRS-certified tax preparer doing the work.
- Self-file using United Way’s file free platform.
- Call 615.830.7940 to schedule an in-person tax preparation appointment.
According to the IRS, individual taxpayers can postpone federal income tax payments for the 2020 tax year to May 17, 2021, without penalties and interest, regardless of the amount owed. Penalties, interest and additions to tax will begin to accrue on any remaining unpaid balances beginning May 17, 2021. The IRS says there are still millions of eligible individuals who haven’t received the first and second payments—and likely won’t receive the third—unless they file a 2020 tax return or tax extension by May 17, 2021.
To learn more about accessing this critical relief, visit irs.gov. To learn more about filing your taxes with the help of IRS-certified tax preparers, visit unitedwayfilefree.com or call United Way’s 211 Helpline.