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Posted on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 — 5:41 PM

Vanderbilt families earning less than $57,000 per year in 2012 qualify for free tax preparation assistance through the VITA program. (photo courtesy of United Way of Metropolitan Nashville)

Vanderbilt families earning less than $57,000 per year in 2012 qualify for free tax preparation assistance through the VITA program. (photo courtesy of United Way of Metropolitan Nashville)

Families with a household income of less than $57,000 for 2012 qualify for free tax preparation assistance through a partnership with United Way of Metropolitan Nashville. VITA, or Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, is a nationwide program operated by IRS-certified volunteers.

VITA does not provide tax preparation assistance for international persons who are classified as “non-resident aliens for tax purposes” and who need to file a 1040-NR or 1040 NR-EZ. Please contact the Vanderbilt International Office for more information.

VITA operates on Tuesdays from 4 to 8 p.m. in Sarratt 331, and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon in Sarratt 325/327 on the dates listed below. Please call 2-1-1 to confirm site hours and volunteer availability.

Feb. 16 – Saturday

Feb. 19 – Tuesday

Feb. 23 – Saturday

March 12 – Tuesday

March 16 – Saturday

March 19 – Tuesday

March 23 – Saturday

March 26 – Tuesday

April 2 – Tuesday

April 6 – Saturday

April 9 – Tuesday

What to bring:

  • Photo ID for adults (required) – both adults must be present if filing a joint return.
  • Social Security Cards or ITINs (required) – for all family members going on the return.
  • Proof of Income (required) – W2s, 1099, disability year-end statement (SSA, VA, insurance, etc.) interest income, etc.
  • Proof of Expenses (optional for additional credits/deductions) – child care expense statements, medical expenses, property tax statement, etc.
  • Direct Deposit Refunds (optional)
 – checkbook with routing number and account number for direct deposit refund.

The 2013 deadline for filing a federal income tax return is Monday, April 15.

Contact: Tina He
shihui.he@vanderbilt.edu