February officially marks tax-filing season across the country. Locally, The Urban League of Greater Chattanooga in partnership with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), City of Chattanooga and SunTrust Foundation are geared up for the season.
Beginning Tuesday through April 15, the organizations will offer free tax preparation services and resources that will improve financial stability through its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program to taxpayers earning less than $54,000 annually. More than 100 IRS certified tax professionals will devote their time and expertise over the next 10 weeks to prepare tax returns at 14 sites located throughout greater Chattanooga and Cleveland. The locations and hours of the sites are as follows:
Brainerd Recreation Center
1010 N. Moore Road
Thursdays – 4:30 pm – 8 pm
Saturdays – 10 am – 2 pm
Highland (Former Old 21st Century School) – Bilingual Site
In addition to having sites set up throughout Bradley and Hamilton counties, volunteers are planning to set up various mobile sites around Chattanooga throughout February. Mobile sites will be open from 8 am – 5 pm on the following days: