FREE TAX PREPARATION

 

2021 TAX PREPARATION SERVICES
 
UPDATE: Federal and Virginia State Individual Income Tax Filing and Payment Deadline Extended to May 17, 2021. Taxpayers encouraged to file electronically and request refund through direct deposit. For more information, click here.
 
COVID-19 Significantly Impacts Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the Elderly Programs
 
Due to safety precautions and health care guidelines during the pandemic, the IRS has determined that the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for Elderly (TCE) programs will not be operating at full capacity, with many sites temporarily closed for an undetermined period of time. There are several alternative ways for eligible residents to receive free income tax filing assistance – online or by phone. For the most up-to-date information, visit IRS.gov.
 
Local VITA and TCE Sites: Facilitated Self-Assistance (FSA) Beginning Friday, Feb. 12
 
In consultation with the IRS, the Northern Virginia CASH coalition VITA and TCE sites will change from in-person services to Facilitated Self-Assistance (FSA) services.
For more information on FSA services, click here.
 
SKIP THE TRIP AND FILE FROM HOME!
 
Those who would like to do their own taxes from the comfort and safety of home should explore IRS Free File for free online tax preparation.
 
The IRS Free File Program is a public-private partnership between the IRS and many tax preparation and filing software industry leaders who provide their brand-name products for free. It provides two ways for taxpayers to prepare and file their federal income tax online for free:

  1. Traditional IRS Free File provides free online tax preparation and filing options on IRS partner sites. IRS partners are online tax preparation companies that develop and deliver this service at no cost to qualifying taxpayers. Please note, only taxpayers whose adjusted gross income (or AGI) is $72,000 or less qualify for any IRS Free File partner offers;
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  3. Free File Fillable Forms are electronic federal tax forms you can fill out and file online for free. If you choose this option, you should know how to prepare your own tax return. Please note, it is the only IRS Free File option available for taxpayers whose income (AGI) is greater than $72,000

FREE FILE OPTIONS

  1. Is your adjusted gross income (AGI) $39,000 or less?
  2. Were you active-duty military in 2020 with an AGI of $72,000 or less?
  3. Do you qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)?

If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, visit https://freefile.intuit.com/?vitaSiteId=S12011711.*

 

If you answered “no” to the above questions, no problem! Additional IRS Free File for free online tax preparation services are available for those whose income is under $72,000.  Free File features 10 brand-name tax software providers.
 
For more information on IRS Free File options, visit https://www.irs.gov/filing/free-file-do-your-federal-taxes-for-free.

 

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NVACASH Coalition, Fairfax County Government nor any of their employees or volunteers are not responsible for the contents of any off-site pages referenced through links. The responsibility for content rests solely with the organizations that are providing the information. Specific details regarding a document should be directed to the appropriate organization. All support issues should be addressed to the provider you select. Please note that online filing providers may charge a fee for their service.