The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) grant program offers free tax preparation to qualifying taxpayers in the greater Johnson City area. All of our volunteers are fully trained and certified by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
VITA was established in 2007 with the intention of extending services to those who are underserved in hard–to–reach areas, both urban and non-urban. VITA generally offers free tax preparation to people who make $60,000 or less and need help filing their own tax returns. Well trained, IRS certified volunteers have dedicated their time and effort resulting in incremental increases in federal return preparation each year and demonstrated efficient use of IRS funds.
In 2009, Milligan College began participation in the VITA Program in order to fulfill the needs of the greater Johnson City area. That year one volunteer performed 35 returns. Last year, Milligan had dozens of volunteers who prepared over 835 returns.
Backed by Dr. Harold Branstrator, the VITA Program at Milligan College prepares students, who are trained extensively and certified by the Internal Revenue Service, to prepare returns for the citizens of Johnson City and surrounding areas.
Tax Preparation Site Schedule
Tax preparation begins February 2, 2015. Sites and days of operation include:
Mondays: Visitors Center, 117 Boone Street, Jonesborough, Tennessee, 37659, 4 p.m.-8 p.m.
Tuesdays: Appalachian Community Federal Credit Union, 5034 Bobby Hicks Highway, Suite 2, Gray, Tennessee, 37615, 5-9 p.m.
Wednesdays: Milligan College, Derthick Hall, Room 109, Milligan College, Tennessee, 37682, 5-9 p.m.
Thursdays: Elizabethton Carter County Public Library, 201 North Sycamore Street, Elizabethton, Tennessee, 37643, 4-8 p.m.
Saturdays: Grandview Christian Church, 300 University Parkway, Johnson City, Tennessee, 37604, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Grace Baptist Church, 1114 Broad Street, Elizabethton, Tennessee, 37643, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Grace is only open for tax prep on the following dates: February 7, 28; March 14, 21, 28; and April 11