2009 VITA reception
Tax season volunteers attended an appreciation reception on May 8 at United Way of Metropolitan Nashville. This year, 170 volunteers helped more than 7,000 low- and moderate-income families throughout Nashville receive a total of nearly $11.4 million in federal refunds. Deployed at 16 VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) sites, the volunteers brought more refunds back into Davidson County than ever before! These volunteer are a committed group; they received 16 to 20 hours of training from the IRS prior to the tax season before they ever sat down with a client. Working an average of 30 hours each throughout the tax season, it is estimated that the 170 volunteers gave over 5,000 hours of service to the community. United Way is a leading partner of the Nashville Alliance for Financial Independence, which coordinates the free tax prep sites each year. For more tax season results go to www.unitedwaynashville.org.