Reporting: Monessa Guilfoil
From the Urban League Website:
More than 45,000 households in Chattanooga qualify for free tax service through the Urban League’s VITA program, but fewer than 3,700 of them take advantage of the program.
The VITA Program Coordinator,Donna Thomas along with more than 50 volunteers work in 13 different sites around Chattanooga to assist families and individuals who make less than $50,000/year with free tax preparation.
Here’s more from the VITA page on the Urban League’s website:
During tax season each year, the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga coordinates the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program in partnership with the City of Chattanooga, the IRS, and the United Way of Greater Chattanooga. Offering free tax preparation services to low- to moderate-income individuals and families, the VITA program served 3,409 individuals and families during the 2010 tax season, resulting in more than $4 million in tax refunds that were reinvested in the local economy.
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