Free Tax Preparation in Memphis Tennessee Claim Earned Income Credit

By | December 29, 2015

Are you spending hundreds of dollars in unnecessary tax preparation fees and high interest Rapid Refund Loans (RAL). You work hard for your money so SAVE it by using one of the FREE Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites across the state. If your household income is $49,000 or less you probably qualify for FREE tax preparation assistance from an IRS certified volunteer. Free tax sites are available throughout Tennessee and can be located by calling 2-1-1 and asking for the nearest Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site nearest you.


Memphis VITA Sites

At these VITA sites, volunteers are specifically trained to help tax filers claim qualifiing credits such as the Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Care Credit, etc. Refunds are typically received within 7-10 days if using direct deposit. Tax filers also receive information about community services, second chance banking products and other financial resources.


Who Gets Free Tax Preparation in Memphis?

Provides free tax assistance to low- and moderate-income individuals and families who cannot prepare their own federal tax returns. Certified volunteers provide the tax return preparation service at community locations. Call your local 2-1-1 for list of sites or after mid-January, the IRS VITA hotline (800) 906-9887. VITA site information is also available at the 2-1-1 TN website (


Free Tax Preparation in Memphis, Tennessee

The United Way of the Mid-South and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) opened three free tax prep locations Friday:

Hickory Ridge Mall
6074 Winchester Road
Open 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Raleigh Springs Mall
3386 Austin Peay
Open 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Southland Mall
1215 Southland Mall
Open 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.


The Hickory Ridge Mall site (6075 Winchester Road), has VITA volunteers filing taxes from 10:00 a.m. until noon on Jan. 16. The Raleigh Springs Mall site (3386 Austin Peay) has VITA volunteers filing taxes from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. the same day; and the Southland Mall site (1215 Southland Mall) will have volunteers helping tax filers from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Other Information about Free Tax Preparation in Memphis

Customers must provide: all W-2s, 1098, or 1099 forms; Social Security card or individual tax ID number for all individuals listed on return; voided bank check or savings deposit slip for direct deposit of refunds; if e-filing, each spouse must be present to sign return; amount and dates of estimated or other tax payments made; child care provider ID numbers; amounts of other income; property tax statement.

Bank On Memphis is a city-wide effort to serve the unbanked and under-banked population in Memphis by helping them to open no-cost or low-cost bank accounts and establish credit. Founding partners include: RISE; the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Memphis Branch; the City of Memphis; and the Shelby County Trustee. Click here to download a Bank On Memphis brochure.


IRS Office in Memphis

Memphis 22 N. Front St.
Memphis, TN 38103

Monday-Friday – 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Services Provided

(901) 544-3243