Sunday, April 15

Free Income Tax Prep Available


Beginning on Saturday, Feb. 24, the IRS-certified Sewanee Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program will begin processing and filing qualifying residents’ income taxes for its fifth year in a row. This year, the student leads and volunteers are working with the Babson Center for Global Commerce as well as the University of the South and South Cumberland Community Fund-sponsored South Cumberland VISTA Program.
Any resident of Franklin, Grundy, or Marion county who makes less than $54,000 a year, is disabled, or is elderly qualifies for a free tax return.
Each resident interested in filing must bring proof of identification (a photo ID), social security cards (if filing jointly with another person then bring both social security cards and both individuals must be present), wage and earning statements (W-2, 1099, etc.), dividend and interest statements (if this applies to the resident filing), birth dates of the resident(s) and dependent(s), and banking account and routing numbers for direct deposit (found on a blank check).
If a resident filing does not have a social security card, then he/she must bring an IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) assignment letter.
Except for at Franklin County Library (which will have a sign-up appointment sheet), all appointments are by walk-in.
Please direct any questions to <economic.development.vista@gmail.com>.
Saturday, Feb. 24, 11 a.m.–4 p.m., Otey Parish, 216 University Ave., Sewanee
Saturday, March 3, 11 a.m.–4 p.m., Sewanee Senior Center, 5 Ball Park Rd., Sewanee;
Saturday, March 10, 11 a.m.–4 p.m., Altamont Library, 1433 Main St., Altamont;
Saturday, March 31, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., Franklin County Library (appointment required), 105 S. Porter St., Winchester;
Saturday, April 7, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., Franklin County Library (appointment required), 105 S. Porter St., Winchester;
Sunday, April 15, 11 a.m.–4 p.m, Dutch Maid Bakery, 109 Main St., Tracy City.