Free Tax Preparation for Qualifying City of Alexandria Residents

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Free Tax Preparation for Qualifying City of Alexandria Residents


Tax Prep Flyer 2021 EnglishJanuary 29, 2021--The City of Alexandria is offering free tax preparation services by appointment only to qualifying residents. Taxpayers are eligible if their income is below $55,000 for individuals and 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 and the Child Tax Credit, which people often don’t realize they are eligible to receive. Electronic filing is provided.

Appointments for services will be offered Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon and Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., February 13 through April 10 at 2525 Mount Vernon Ave. Temperature checks by forehead scan and use of masks will be required. Residents can begin calling 703.831.2918 starting February 1 to schedule an appointment. 

The following documentation is required at the appointment: Social Security/ taxpayer ID cards for each family member, a photo ID for the taxpayer (and spouse, if filing jointly), W-2 forms and other income records, receipts or records for expenses such as child-care and education, and if possible, a copy of last year’s tax return.

The location is a 20-minute walk from the Braddock Road Metrorail Station and is served by DASH transit. For DASH schedule information, call 703.370.DASH or visit For Metrobus schedule information, call 202.637.7000 or visit

In case of inclement weather, the program will be closed if the Alexandria City Public Schools are closed or if school activities are cancelled, as reported on the ACPS Hotline (703.866.5300) and on radio and TV broadcasts.

For details, see the flyer in English and Spanish. 

Individuals with disabilities who require reasonable accommodations may e-mail Maurice Tomdio at or call 571.384.5244. Please allow 48-hour notice.