VITA stands for Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and is a nationwide program that runs from the end of January through April 18. IRS-certified volunteers prepare tax returns for free for individuals & families earning less than $66,000 in 2017. During the 2017 tax season, more than 40 volunteers completed 1,105 tax returns, resulting in more than $2M worth of savings. Keep the money you have earned!

VITA Site locations include:

Patterson Park Community Center
Walk-ins only

Opens Jan. 30th through April 17th.
Times in operation: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. Saturdays 9 a.m.-
2 p.m. Sundays 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Smyrna Public Library
Walk-ins only

Opens March 17th through April 17th.
Times in operation: Saturdays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

La Vergne Public Library
Walk-ins only

Opens Feb. 2nd through April 14th.
Times in operation: Fridays 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

For a full list of locations in the Middle Tennessee area, click HERE or dial 2-1-1.

Call 2-1-1 for available dates and times.

Please note inclement weather may affect VITA site hours of operation.


  1. Schedule C with Losses (can only file one Schedule C per return. Must have expenses less than $10,000. No businesses with depreciation or inventory or claiming home office deduction.
  2. Complicated and Advanced Schedule D (capital gains and losses)
  3. Rental or Farm Income
  4. Certain travel and auto deductions

Preparing for your visit:


  1. Photo ID for both spouses, if filing jointly
  2. Original copies of Social Security Cards or ITINs (for everyone on the return)
  3. Proof of Income (a W2 for each employer during the tax year, 1099s, Social Security Income, Unemployment, Interest, etc.)
  4. Proof of Expenses if Claiming Any (Childcare, education, medical, property tax, itemized deductions, etc.)
  5. Proof of Mileage if claiming any (must be a written record. Please total any business expenses before arriving)
  6. Both spouses must be present if filing a joint return


  1. Last year’s tax return
  2. Direct deposit information