Free Tax Preparation for Qualifying City of Alexandria Residents

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For Immediate Release: January 13, 2012

The City of Alexandria is offering free tax preparation to qualifying residents.  Taxpayers are eligible if their income is below approximately $25,000 for individuals and $45,000 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 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., February 4 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.

The location is a 20-minute walk from the Braddock Road Metrorail Station and is served by DASH transit AT 10 and Metrobus 10A, 10B or 10E.  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 further information, to request a disability accommodation or to receive materials in an alternative format, contact, Alia Fulwood at 703.746.5845 at least 48 hours prior to the tax session. The City of Alexandria is committed to complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Virginia Human Rights Act.