Free Tax Prep

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)

United Way of Greater Nashville has been monitoring conditions and staying current on all information related to the COVID-19 virus. 

At this time, to exercise an abundance of caution, we will close the VITA sites in Middle Tennessee effective March 16th and reevaluate potentially opening at a later date.

Click here to self-file online if your household earned $66,000 or less in 2019.


Check out our new VITA Free Tax Prep Program website today.

VITA stands for Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and is a nationwide program that runs from the end of January through April 15. IRS-certified volunteers prepare tax returns for free for individuals & families who qualify based on income (earning less than $66,000 in 2019). Last year, United Way and our partners offered Free Tax Prep at more than 25 locations across Middle Tennessee. Last year, the VITA program helped 15,000 individuals & families receive $19M in refunds and save $4M in filing fees. 

To find a VITA site near you and their hours of operation, click HERE or dial 2-1-1.


Preparing for your visit:


  1. Photo ID for both spouses, if filing jointly
  2. Original copies of Social Security Cards or ITINs (for everyone on the return)
  3. Proof of Income (a W2 for each employer during the tax year, 1099s, Social Security Income, Unemployment, Interest, etc.)
  4. Proof of Expenses if Claiming Any (Childcare, education, medical, property tax, itemized deductions, etc.)
  5. Proof of Mileage if claiming any (must be a written record. Please total any business expenses before arriving)
  6. Both spouses must be present if filing a joint return
  1. Last year’s tax return
  2. Direct deposit information
  1. Schedule C with Losses (can only file one Schedule C per return. Must have expenses less than $10,000. No businesses with depreciation or inventory or claiming home office deduction.
  2. Complicated and Advanced Schedule D (capital gains and losses)
  3. Rental or Farm Income
  4. Certain travel and auto deductions


File from home:

United Way now offers a free, online option so that you can file your taxes from the comfort of your own home. Click HERE to begin filing!


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