Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Contact name, email, and phone number for VITA?
Dianne Bennett, VITA@schra.us  931-433-7182 ext. 130
SCHRA has partnered with United Way of Metropolitan Nashville with the Vita Program since the 2007 tax season.

VITA Locations
2015 VITA Sites and Times  Click to download PDF listing of Sites and Locations
Or
Call 2-1-1 for Locations & Hours
 
Program Impact
Approximately 8,000 tax returns have been prepared for low income and elderly individuals
• Based on an average the dollar amount of refunds was over $2,500,000.00
• Based on $225.00 per return, we filed  $1,800.00.00 worth of tax returns
• Based on an average of 25 IRS trained volunteers worked 543 hours per year x 5 yrs. x $19.42 = $1,318,133.00 labor savings
• We filed 2,758 EITC (Earned Income Tax Credit) returns over a 5 year period
 
Program Funding
In partnership with the Internal Revenue Service and United Way of Metropolitan Nashville, Tennessee Alliance for Financial Independence
• In-Kind Contributions from the community.
• Partners such as Libraries, Senior Citizen Centers, Community Colleges, Boys and Girls Clubs, donated space over a period of 6 years for a total of approximately $42,000.00 in-kind.
•  Labor hours for volunteers based on $19.42 per hour for 543 hours per year x 5 yrs. = $1,318,133.00 savings
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  VITA 6 Yr Funding Statistics                    Family & Community Impact   

Community

Savings on Preparation (8000 Returns)

$ 1,800,000.00

   Volunteer Labor

$ 1,318,133.00

Tax Returns including (EITC)

$ 2,500,000.00

   Donated Space

       42,000.00

Monetary Return to Community

$ 4,300,000.00

   Total Community Support

$ 1,360,133.00

Public

Community Returned 87%

$ 3,741,000.00

   IRS

 
      199,711.00

Public Funds Returned 13%

$    559,000.00

   DHS

         8,928.00

   Total Public Support

      208,639.00

Total Cost Over 5 Years

$ 1,568,772.00

% Community Support

             87%

% Public Funds To Total Cost

             13%