City of Alexandria Offers Free Tax Preparation to Qualifying Residents

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City of Alexandria Offers Free Tax Preparation to Qualifying Residents

For Immediate Release: January 31, 2020

The City of Alexandria is offering free tax preparation to qualifying residents. Taxpayers are eligible if their income is below approximately $35,000 for individuals and $55,000 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 on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon, and Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m., from February 1 through April 11, at the Department of Community and Human Services (2525 Mount Vernon Ave.). Persons seeking tax preparation assistance will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis, and electronic filing will be provided. Spanish-speaking volunteers will be available.

The following documentation is required: a social security card for each family member; photo ID for the taxpayer (and spouse, if filing jointly); W-2 forms and other source of 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 on DASH Bus route AT10 and Metrobus routes 10A,10B and 10E; and is a 20-minute walk from the Braddock Road Metrorail Station on the Blue and Yellow Lines. For DASH Bus schedule information, call 703.370.DASH (3274) or visit; for Metrobus schedule information, call 202.637.7000 or visit

The program will be cancelled if Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) are closed or if school activities are cancelled, as reported on the ACPS Hotline (703.866.5300) and on local radio and television broadcasts.

For media inquiries, contact Andrea Blackford, Senior Communications Officer, at or 703.746.3959.

For reasonable disability accommodation, contact or 571.384.5244, Virginia Relay 711. 

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