United Way Provides Free Tax Preparation

United Way Provides Free Tax Preparation

CREATED Feb 4, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn.  - There are thousands of people who miss out on money they've earned every year, because they simply don't know what they can deduct or how they can get services for free.

The United Way is helping to take the headache out of doing taxes. For another year, the agency is opening its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites all across Middle Tennessee.The service can help those making less than $58,000 a year file their taxes for free.

The Woodbine Community Center is one of the places you can go in Nashville to receive tax help. Rachel Taylor has depended on program at the center for the past four years.

"It's hard to get someone you trust and I trust these people, because I ran into snag a couple of years and they were able to work it out without any problems," said Taylor.  

Last year, volunteers brought in nearly $20-million for 12,200 individuals or families. Most tax preparers will charge between $200-$300.

You can call the United Way's helpline by dialing 211 to find the most convenient VITA location. The deadline to file taxes is April 15.

For more information: www.unitedwayfilefree.com.