Catholic Charities of West Tennessee will host two, free Voluntary Income Tax Assistance (VITA) events for Spanish-speaking taxpayers through its Immigration Services Department. Each event is co-sponsored by Christian Brothers University, The United Way of the Mid-South and parishes of the Catholic Diocese of Memphis.
The first VITA event will be held on February 10 from 1:00 until 5:00 p.m. at the Catholic Church of the Resurrection in the Hickory Hill area of southeast Memphis. The second event will be held on February 24 from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Catholic Church of the Ascension in Raleigh.
Trained, volunteer tax preparers will be on site along with Spanish-to-English interpreters to assist in tax preparation. Potential taxpayers are encouraged to visit www.ccwtn.org for a list materials that they will need to bring to have their taxes prepared and other information.
The VITA Program generally offers free tax help to people who make $51,000 or less and need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals in local communities. They can inform taxpayers about special tax credits for which they may qualify such as Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, and Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled.