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Posted on: January 28, 2024

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program

Income Tax Assistance Program

Free Services: Self-File, File with Virtual Assistance, In-Person Assistance

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to households that earned $70,000 or less in the previous year. VITA is a financial stability initiative of the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties. From February 1 through April 12, Patterson Park Community Center in Murfreesboro is one of three Rutherford County in-person VITA locations. (521 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Murfreesboro)

At VITA Sites, IRS-certified United Way volunteers provide free, basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.

Things you will need:

  • Photo ID for both spouses if filing jointly. Both spouses must be present if filing jointly. Filing a joint return provides the best tax advantage for most.
  • Original copies of Social Security Cards, 1099-SSA ITINs for everyone on the return. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • Proof of Income (a W2 for each employer during the tax year, 1099s, Social Security Income, retirement, unemployment, interest, gambling, etc.).
  • Self Employed and Contract Work income, expenses and mileage records (total mileage for Jan -June separate from July - Dec.)
  • Proof of Expenses if claiming any childcare education, medical, itemized deductions, etc., please total in advance.
  • Healthcare Form 1095 Marketplace Insurance if enrolled or 5498-SSA
  • Direct Deposit Information voided check or routing and account number for taxpayer
  • Previous Tax Return for 2022 and identity PIN if one was provided by the IRS

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