File Taxes for Free During Final Month of Tax Season

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The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties continues to offer free tax preparation this month for residents who make $62,000 or less.

The United Way Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is a service where individuals and families with an annual household income of less than $62,000 can file their taxes for free from now until April 16, 2016.

In 2015, volunteers with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program filed nearly 730 tax returns resulting in over $1 million returned into Rutherford and Cannon counties.

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United Way board member Billy Bruce stated...

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IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. The average tax payer can save as much as $200 in tax preparation fees. Through the VITA Program, individuals and families can keep the money they have earned. The opportunity to file through the VITA program supports United Way's focus to increase financial stability for individuals and families in the community.

United Way VITA sites are located at Patterson Park Community Center in Murfreesboro and Smyrna Assembly Hall. Walk-ins are encouraged at the Patterson Park site on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, however, appointments are necessary to file at the Smyrna Assembly Hall location. To schedule an appointment, call (615) 971-8678. The deadline to file at VITA site locations is April 16, 2016.

Individuals and families can also file for free anytime, anywhere with www.myfreetaxes.com. My Free Taxes is provided by United Way and is 100% secure and free for qualifying individuals.

For VITA site addresses and more information, call (615) 971-8678 or visit www.yourlocalvita.org.

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