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 $64,000 in 2016. During the 2015 tax season, more than 40 volunteers completed 885 tax returns, resulting in$1.2M worth of savings. Keep the money you have earned!

VITA Site locations include:

Patterson Park Community Center

Walk-ins only

April 4- 2:00- 8:00 PM
April 6- 2:00- 8:00 PM
April 7- 2:00- 8:00 PM
April 8- 9:00 AM- 2:00 PM
April 9- 2:00- 5:00 PM
April 11- 2:00- 8:00 PM
April 13- 2:00- 8:00 PM
April 18- 12:00- 8:00 PM

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

Smyrna Public Library
Walk-ins only

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