March 1, 2016

Free tax preparation help available for Vanderbilt employees

Households earning $62,000 or less in 2015 can have their taxes filed for free with the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Program. All VITA volunteers are trained and IRS-certified to prepare basic tax returns.

How to Participate

In person:

Visit one of the 40 VITA locations in Middle Tennessee, including HR Express at 2525 West End Ave. 2nd floor and VUMC Light Hall Room 415 C & D. VITA representatives will be at the HR Express location on Tuesdays from 3 to 6 p.m. Feb. 2 — March 15 and the Light Hall location on Thursdays from 3 to 6 p.m. Feb. 4 — March 17. While you don’t need an appointment, you will need to bring these items:

  • Photo ID for adults. Note that both adults must be present if filing a joint return.
  • Social Security cards or Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers for all family members going on the return
  • Proof of income (W-2, 1099, disability year-end statements, etc.)
  • Optional: proof of expenses for additional credits/deductions (childcare expense statements, medical expenses, property tax statements, etc.)
  • Optional: proof of mileage if claiming any (must be a written record, please total any business expenses before arriving)
  • Optional: checkbook with routing number and account number for direct deposit refund


United Way now has a free, online option so that you can file your taxes from the comfort of your home. Visit the My Free Taxes website to learn more.


Call the United Way by dialing 2-1-1 or contact the Employee Service Center.

Official tax help flyer

Official tax help flyer