Saint Luke’s Community House is offering free income tax preparation services to local residents with less than a $49,000 annual household income. Working with the IRS sponsored Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, trained community volunteers help tax payers with special credits, such as Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, and Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled. In addition to free tax return preparation assistance, the program also offers free electronic filing (e-filing). Individuals taking advantage of the e-file program will receive their refunds in half the time compared to returns filed on paper, and clients who have their refunds deposited directly into their bank account typically receive their refund in seven to ten days.
Last year the VITA volunteers at Saint Luke’s Community House served more than 300 clients and helped the collective local community save approximately $70,000 dollars in income tax preparation fees. VITA services at Saint Luke’s are available to anyone living in Davidson County, residents from communities such as White Bluff and Pegram are also welcome at the site. VITA services are offered to Williamson County residents at the Fairview Public Library.
To find out more about VITA or to make a free income tax preparation appointment at Saint Luke’s Community House, call Jessica Brady at 350-1134. For information on the VITA program at the Fairview Public Library call 799-0235.