Free Tax Help for Qualifying Residents

Free Tax Help for Qualifying Residents

The City of Alexandria is offering free tax preparation assistance to qualifying residents. Taxpayers are eligible if their income is below approximately $25,000 for individuals and $42,000 for families. Expert volunteers from Community Tax Aid, Inc. will ensure that taxpayers apply for all applicable credits and deductions; especially the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit, which people often don’t realize they are eligible to receive.

Sessions will be held Saturdays from 9 a.m.-noon and Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., now through April 14 at 2525 Mount Vernon Avenue. Spanish-speaking volunteers are available and electronic filing is available.

The following documentation is required: a picture ID, W-2 forms and other income records, receipts or records for expenses such as child care and education, social security cards or ITIN letters for all family members and if possible, a copy of last year’s tax return.