About VITA

VITA is a free and confidential service offered on a first-come, first-served basis and is open to low-income and moderate-income individuals and families. VITA volunteers are IRS certified and will prepare basic tax forms such as the 1040. However, there are some forms that cannot be prepared by VITA. VITA will file back taxes from 2014 to present. VITA will also provide assistance with amended returns.


Main VITA Site:

L.T. Ross Building

2247 Western Ave.

Knoxville, TN 37921

(865) 546-3500



What Do I Bring?

1040 formIn order for a VITA volunteer to prepare your tax return, you will need to bring the following information:

  • Social Security Cards for all individuals to be claimed or some other official documentation -i.e. Resident Alien
  • Photo ID (IDs for all filing)
  • If filing jointly, both spouses must be present to sign.
  • All W-2 and/or 1099 forms for income received last year.
  • Form 1095-A is required for you and anyone else that appears on your tax return, if they or you have Health Insurance through the Affordable Care Act Marketplace. (New!)
  • Last year’s property tax receipts
  • All interest paid (1098) and child care expenses.  You must have a statement the daycare provider that includes the EIN or Social Security number of the provider.
  • For direct deposit, you MUST have the routing number and the account number of your checking or savings account.
  • Copies of the previous year’s tax return are helpful.

Over 2700 Income Tax Returns Prepared!!!

The 2016 Tax Season was a great success, CAC VITA Services helped 2700 individuals and families “keep their money” by providing free income tax services. This saved an estimated grand total of $750,000 in preparation fees for our customers this year.