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.