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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — It’s tax season, and one organization is helping people get a head start on their returns.
Today, the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga held a free income tax event. It’s one of many going on right now, and it’s part of their Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA).
On Friday, people received free tax help as well as other financial and money-saving advice.
It’s the 16th year for the service, and organizers say it helps more and more people each year.
“They are here to help people, especially people who think there’s no help for them,” says Chattanooga Councilman Anthony Byrd, “This is the situation to where Chattanooga’s loving on everyone, and I support it 100 percent.”
Urban League says they have 29 locations for the VITA program. It applies to people who generally make $54,000 or less a year.
You can call 423-756-1762 for more information.
Last year, the program helped more than 13,000 people in the city.