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AVAILABLE 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.
 

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. This is similar to the traditional VITA/TCE programs but uses IRS-certified income tax preparers to assist filers in their tax return preparation. The main difference between the traditional volunteer preparation and FSA boils down to who does most of the preparation. As the name suggests, FSA puts the taxpayer in charge of their taxes by walking them through their taxes (online or by phone) with free computer tax preparation software.
 
FSA SERVICES 
 
Please refer to the IRS website for the most current list of VITA/TCE and FSA sites. To do so, click here.
 
You may also check out the AARP website for more information on their Tax-Aide Services by clicking here.
 
*Coming Soon!* DFS and local IRS certified VITA volunteers will be hosting a weekly webinar series discussing various topics on preparing and filing tax returns, tax law changes, as well as answering frequently asked questions. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions, engage with the tax professionals, and see the step-by-step process of filing their basic return. Please check back in mid-February for more details.
 
WHAT IS FACILITATED SELF ASSISTANCE (FSA)
 
FSA is similar to a traditional VITA/TCE but uses IRS-certified income tax preparers to assist filers in their tax return preparation. The main difference between the traditional volunteer preparation and FSA boils down to who does the majority of the preparation. As the name suggests, FSA puts the taxpayer in charge of their taxes by walking them through their taxes with free computer tax preparation software with an IRS-certified volunteer.

 

FREE FILE AND LOW COST OPTIONS FOR PERSONAL USE
 
If you would like to do your own taxes from the comfort and safety of your home, many great Free File options are available. For more information, click here.
 
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
 
For more tips and resources on filing taxes, click here.