What: The Urban League of Greater Chattanooga is encouraging residents who meet income and residency requirements to utilize the free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program before it concludes on Thursday, June 18. Taxpayers are invited to drop off documents at one of four locations to be completed by volunteers and returned to them. The service, which was adjusted to limit face-to-face interaction, is one of many programs offered to underserved individuals in our area. Taxpayers must have an appointment, which may be scheduled by phone.
When: Appointments are available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The program will conclude on Thursday, June 18.
Urban League of Greater Chattanooga
730 East M. L. King Boulevard
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Where: South Pittsburg Location
Old National Guard Armory
107 E. 10th Street
South Pittsburg, TN 37380
Dunlap Location (English & Spanish Returns)
Southeast Tennessee Human Resource Agency
312 Resource Road
Dunlap, TN 37327
Spring City Location
Audrey Pack Memorial Library
169 W. Rhea Avenue
Spring City, TN 37381
Why: The tax preparation cost and process can be a burden for many in the greater Chattanooga area. Through VITA, the Urban League and volunteers are able to assist qualified citizens and help them navigate the process at no charge. In 2019, Urban League completed over 15,000 VITA returns for individuals throughout the Chattanooga area. This saved taxpayers a collective amount of $5,176,965. For more information about the program and residency requirements, please visit http://ulchatt.net/VITA.
About Urban League of Greater Chattanooga
Since 1982, the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga has been an affiliate of the National Urban League, the nation’s largest community-based organization movement devoted to empowering African-American and other underserved individuals to enter the economic and social mainstream. In addition to its programmatic emphasis on education, economic empowerment, workforce development and inclusion by design, the Urban League operates the Entrepreneur Center, which is structured to align with the National Urban League’s entrepreneurship center model. The League’s work and results are evident in the lives of the over 15,000 people it touches each year. For more information, visit www.ulchatt.net.