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Free tax preparation help for VUMC employees

Households earning $64,000 or less in 2016 can have their taxes filed for free with the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Program. All VITA volunteers are trained and IRS-certified to prepare basic tax returns.

How to Participate

In person:

Visit one of the 40 VITA locations in Middle Tennessee, including the Employee Service Center at 2525 West End Ave., 2nd floor, and VUMC Light Hall Room 407 A/B. VITA representatives will be at the Employee Service Center location on Tuesdays from 1-6 p.m. Feb. 14-March 28 and the Light Hall location on Thursdays from 1-6 p.m. Feb. 16-March 30. While you don't need an appointment, you will need to bring these items:

  • Photo ID for both spouses, if filing jointly
  • Original copies of Social Security cards or Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (for everyone on the return)
  • Proof of Income (a W-2 for each employer during the tax year, 1099s, Social Security income, unemployment, interest, etc.)
  • Proof of health insurance for 2016 (the 1095-C for each employer during the tax year)
  • Proof of expenses if claiming any (childcare, education, medical, property tax, itemized deductions, etc.)
  • Proof of mileage, if claiming any. This must be a written record. Please total any business expenses before arriving.
  • Both spouses must be present if filing a joint return.
  • Optional: Proof of health insurance for 2016 (the 1095-C for each employer during the tax year)
  • Optional: last year’s tax return
  • Optional: direct deposit information

Online:

United Way has a free, online option so you can file your taxes from the comfort of your home. Visit the My Free Taxes website to learn more.

Questions?

Call the United Way by dialing 2-1-1 or contact the Employee Service Center.


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