Urban League Offers Free Tax Prep Assistance To First Responders

Friday, March 16, 2018

Police officers and firefighters are invited to have their taxes prepared for free next week through the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga’s VITA program. Urban League and the IRS are designating one day to do free tax preparation and e-filing services for all Chattanooga and Hamilton County police officers and firefighters.

The VITA program is co-sponsored by the city of Chattanooga, Chattanooga 311, IRS, Suntrust, United Way 211 and UT Extension.  

The service will be provided Monday from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. at Highland Center, (formerly 21st Century Academy), 104 N. Tuxedo Ave. 

 



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