Free Tax Preparation in Nashville TN Claim Earned Income Credit

By | December 29, 2015

VITA stands for Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and is a nationwide program operational from the end of January through April 15. United Way IRS certified volunteers prepare tax returns for FREE for individuals & families earning less than $60,000. In 2013, more than 12,200 individuals & families across Middle Tennessee received free tax preparation at one of the multiple United Way VITA sites. This year United Way will offer VITA at more than 40 locations across Middle Tennessee.


VITA volunteers in Nashville

VITA volunteers maximize every opportunity for taxpayers to receive money back that could improve their financial future,” said Jessica Ho, Manager of the Nashville Alliance for Financial Independence (NAFI). “They work with clients to examine every deduction so that the client receives more of the money they have worked so hard to earn. Clients typically use those refunds and the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) to pay bills, feed and clothe their families, put money into savings for the future, or work on other financial priorities.”


Free Tax Preparation in Nashville, Tennessee

Woodbine Community Organization is once again working with NAFI – Nashville Alliance for Financial Independence and the United Way of Metro Nashville To host VITA – Volunteer Income Tax Assistance. Preparation is FREE to individuals and families who earned less that $58,000 in 2013. Taxes are prepared on a first come first serve basis starting January 20th through April 15th.


When Can You File Taxes for Free in Nashville?

Monday: 9am – 7pm;

Tuesday: Closed;

Wednesday: 9am – 7pm;

Thursday: Closed;

Friday: 9am – 1pm;

Saturday: 9am – 3pm;

Sunday: Closed.


What do you need to file taxes for free in Nashville?

Please bring the following to the tax site: (1) proof of identity (2) Copies of ALL W-2, 1089, 1099 forms (3) Social Security Card(s) or Individual Tax Identification Number card for ALL individuals listed on Tax return (4) Banking Information (checking and/or savings deposit slip) for direct deposit process (5) If e-filing a joint return, BOTH spouses MUST be present to sign return (6) Amounts/Dates of estimated or other tax payments made, etc. (7) Child care provider Identification Number (8) Amounts of other Income.


Other Free Tax Prep Information in Nashville

AARP Tax Filing Assistance

AARP is providing income tax filing assistance at Green Hills and Richland Park Branch Libraries. Priority will be given to taxpayers age 60 and over. Bring your Social Security card and a photo ID, last year’s return, plus all tax documents showing income and potential deductions.

Green Hills Branch Library
Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM
February 18 – April 15

Richland Park Branch Library
Saturdays, 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM
February 7 – April 11
No session March 21

Who qualifies for Nashville VITA Tax Assistance Sessions

If you or your family earned $60,000 or less in 2014, then you may qualify for free income tax preparation from United Way’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. Visit or dial the 2-1-1 Helpline for more information.

Madison Branch Library
By appointment only. Call 615.748.3620 to schedule an appointment.
Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:00 PM until 7:00 PM
Saturdays, 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM
February 7 – April 15