United Way of Williamson County to offer free tax preparation

Jan. 12, 2015

Free tax return preparation and filing is just around the corner for families earning low to moderate incomes. United Way of Williamson County’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites will open Jan. 30 and run through April 15.

Families and individuals making $62,000 or less are eligible. Last year, VITA volunteers helped 984 families with their taxes, resulting in $898,647 in total federal refunds coming back to Williamson County families.

United Way of Williamson County (UWWC) supports four VITA sites in the county (locations listed below). Each site is staffed by IRS-certified volunteers who assist with the qualification process and determine if individuals qualify for credits such as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit and the Credit for the Elderly.

Qualifying for these credits can mean that working families and individuals may keep more of what they earn. Last year, $344,943 in EITC refunds were returned to Williamson County residents. In addition to free tax preparation assistance, the sites offer free electronic filing, which allows refunds to be directly deposited into a person’s bank account.

Qualified families who are unable or do not wish to go to one of the VITA sites can also file their income taxes for free online by visiting DoMyTaxes.org. Free tax filing software is provided by H&R Block.

UWWC is part of the Tennessee Alliance for Financial Independence – a coalition that includes the IRS, Department of Human Services, the Nashville Wealth Building Alliance and other United Way-led financial stability initiatives throughout the State of Tennessee.

To see if you qualify for free tax preparation, dial 2-1-1, a community hotline providing free, 24-hour access for information and referrals, or call 615-830-7940 to schedule an appointment. For more information, visit uwwc.org/vita.

Locations

Williamson County Public Library
1314 Columbia Avenue
Franklin, Tenn. 37064
Mon. 9 a.m. to noon
Wed. 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Sat. 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Fairview Public Library
2240 Fairview Blvd
Fairview, Tenn. 37062
Tues. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Sat. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

FiftyForward College Grove
8607 Horton Highway
College Grove, Tenn. 37046
Thurs. 9 a.m. to noon

GraceWorks Ministries
104 Southeast Parkway Suite 100
Franklin, Tenn. 37064
Tues. and Thurs. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Items to bring
• Government-issued photo identification
• Last year’s tax return
• Social Security number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) for each family member on the return
• W-2s, 1099 and other income statements
• Healthcare form 1095
• Direct Deposit information
• Your spouse, if filing jointly

About United Way of Williamson County
United Way of Williamson County is committed to creating real change and measurable improvements in the day-to-day lives of thousands of people. We and more than 30 partner nonprofit organizations focus on education, financial stability, good health and rebuilding lives – the key building blocks for creating a better life. Serving the Williamson County community for more than 50 years, United Way of Williamson County works to inspire acts of caring, deliver hope and improve lives. When we work together to advance the common good, we LIVE UNITED. To find out more, please visit uwwc.org or call the office at 615-771-2312.

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