United States Conference of Mayors

Alexandria (VA) Mayor Allison Silberberg, The U.S. Conference of Mayors, and Community Leaders to Highlight Free File and the Success of VITA

Event Showcases Easy, No-Cost Ways to Save Money at Tax Time

February 3, 2018 at 10 am

Department of Community and Human Services, Alexandria, VA

Washington, DC—In conjunction with the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Alexandria Mayor Allison Silberberg will meet with local community leaders in Alexandria to highlight the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Free File programs on Saturday, February 3, 2018.

Thousands of community-based organizations around the country offer VITA services and connect taxpayers to IRS-certified volunteers who prepare returns for individuals who earned $35,000 or less or families who earned $55,000 or less. Free File provides 70 percent of all taxpayers – anyone who made $64,000 or less in 2016 – access to the best-known and most trusted commercial tax preparation software products online at no cost.

Each year, tens of thousands of taxpayers receive a smaller refund because they fail to claim all the credits and deductions they are eligible to receive.  VITA and Free File make filing taxes and maximizing refunds easy by walking taxpayers through the process either in-person or online, cutting down on errors and helping taxpayers get their refunds faster – with no hidden costs or fees.

For more information on VITA, visit www.irs.gov and search for VITA, or www.nvacash.org. To access the Virginia Free File program, visit www.tax.virginia.gov/free-file. For the IRS Free File program, visit www.irs.gov/freefile.

WHO:

Alexandria Mayor Allison Silberberg

Teresa Hinze, Executive Director, Community Tax Aid

Dave Gatton, U.S. Conference of Mayors

Ellen Evans, Intuit Financial Freedom Foundation

Kate Mereen, Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA)

WHAT:

Community event for IRS and VA Free File Briefing and demo to highlight FREE federal and state income tax prep and e-filing services for moderate and lower income taxpayers.

WHEN:

Saturday, February 3, 2018

10 a.m.

WHERE:

Department of Community and Human Services

Multipurpose Room

2525 Mt. Vernon Ave.

Alexandria, VA 22301