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VITA Tax Resources

ATTENTION: 

If you are not able to file your taxes by the July 15th deadline, please download the Form 4868 and submit it to the IRS in order to receive an extension. For more information, visit irs.gov

Download Form 4868

 

This is the official announcement from the IRS extending the tax filing deadline and allowing individuals who may have a tax liability to pay their taxes owed by July 15th.  If they fail to pay what they owe by July 15th, interest and penalties will be applied.

https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/payment-deadline-extended-to-july-15-2020

The Urban League of Greater Chattanooga is resuming the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program that provides free tax assistance for residents who meet income residency requirements. Now through June 16, taxpayers are able to drop off documents at one of two sites to be completed by volunteers and returned to them. Taxpayers must call one of two locations to schedule a drop-off. Please leave your name and phone number and ensure your voicemail is not full. We must be able to leave a message for you. Please speak slowly and clearly. Once you have your drop-off time confirmed, please heed the following instructions and ensure you have all of the following items listed below. When you arrive, we will check your information and ask any necessary questions. We will complete the filing and call you to schedule a pick-up appointment. We plan to complete your filing within two days. Taxpayers dropping off documents on Thursday will receive a call the following week.

Chattanooga

(423) 805-2926

Urban League of Greater Chattanooga*

730 East M.L. King BLVD

Chattanooga, TN 37403

Marion County & Surrounding Areas

(423) 580-0042 (South Pittsburg)

Old National Guard Armory

107 E. 10th Street

South Pittsburg, TN 37380

*You must park in the back parking lot and stay in your car. No exceptions.

How does it work?
You will arrive at the drop-off location with the items listed below. We will check your information and ask any necessary questions. This will take 20-25 minutes. We will then complete the F13614-C – Intake Sheet required by the IRS and conduct an interview over the phone. We will finalize your documents and call you to pick them up.

Who can qualify?
Individuals and households whose incomes were less than $54,000 last year may qualify for free tax preparation. Others that may qualify for the free tax preparation are persons with disabilities, United Way members, seniors, retirees and limited English speaking taxpayers.

Who should come to the drop-off site?
Only the primary taxpayer and if necessary, your spouse, should be present. No friends or other family members should be with you. The same person dropping off tax documents must pick them up. If you’re filing a joint return, both the taxpayer and the spouse must be present to sign e-file forms.

What days are the drop-offs?
Drop-offs are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1p.m. You must have an appointment. Those without an appointment will be asked to schedule an appointment and return at the appropriate time.

What should I bring?
You must bring the following items:

  • Your cell phone

  • A pen for your personal use

  • Your driver’s license and if applicable, your spouse’s driver’s license

  • Your social security card and the social security cards of anyone listed on return

  • Your tax documents including W2s, 1099-Rs, social security statements, etc.

  • Banking information including a voided copy of a check or deposit slip showing a routing number if you want a direct deposit

To learn more about the VITA program, please contact Val Palmer at vpalmer@ulchatt.net.

CONTACT

Urban League of Greater Chattanooga

730 E M.L. King Blvd.

Chattanooga, Tennessee 37404

T: (423) 756-1762

F: (423) 756-7355

E: info@ulchatt.net

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