TSU, United Way team up for free tax preparation

Posted at 10:04 AM, Mar 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-01 11:04:12-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Tax season is here, and some people are getting some help filing their taxes - for free.

The "United Way of Greater Nashville" hosted the 16th annual "Volunteer Income Tax Assistance" free tax prep program at Tennessee State University.

IRS certified volunteers were on hand to offer help to individuals and families who earned less than $66,000 last year.

Organizers say it's a chance for people to get expert advice while saving some money.

"We're just so fortunate to have the accounting students here doing taxes for the working poor who want do do the right thing," said Brian Hassett with the United Way of Greater Nashville. "They want to pay their taxes and they get to get it done here for free by young people who are giving back to their community."

Until April 15, the United Way will help operate 24 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites throughout Middle Tennessee.