VITA Makes Record Breaking Tax Returns

Posted at 5:51 PM, Jun 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-29 18:51:00-04

United Way of Metropolitan Nashville announced its VITA program has given a total, record-breaking $25 million in tax returns to families.

The returns went to families who make less than $62,000. Since 2006, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance has helped lower income families file their taxes for free.

Eric Dewey, President of United Way, said in the coming years, more and more people will be able to use the free service
“So the good news is we're seeing a whole lot of people.15,000 people came through the programs last year and even better news is there's a whole lot of people who can benefit from this in the next tax season,” Dewey said.

Since 2013, VITA has served 4,200 people in Nashville.