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When and Where in DC to File Your 2019 Federal and DC Taxes for Free

There are free tax preparation services available throughout the District of Columbia and online. Take advantage!

 

 

FREE TAX PREPARATION SERVICES IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA FOR THE 2020 TAX SEASON

 

DC residents who in 2019 earned $56,000 or less (with dependents) or $35,000 or less (without dependents) are eligible for free income tax preparation services. 

Tax sites are now open and ready to assist you!

 

Tax Preparation Sites in Southeast

 

UPO Ralph Waldo “Petey” Greene Community Service Center

(Update as of 3/17/2020: Out of precaution given the current COVID-19 situation, this tax preparation site will be closed at least through March 31st.)

Address: 2907 Martin Luther King Jr Ave, SE, Washington, DC 20032
Site will be Open from 1/27 - 4/15 except on 2/17
Days of Operation: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 
Hours of Operation: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM 
By appointment only: 202-231-7903
Language of Service: English

Special service days: Walk-in only (service limited based on number of available volunteers) on Saturday 2/1, Saturday 2/8, and Saturday 4/4 from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM 

This tax site is managed by United Planning Organization (UPO).

 

UPO at the RISE Center

(Update as of 3/17/2020: Out of precaution given the current COVID-19 situation, this tax preparation site will be closed at least through March 31st.)

Address: 2730 Martin Luther King Jr Ave, SE, Washington, DC 20032
Site will be Open on 3/7 and 4/15
Days of Operation: Wednesday and Saturday
Hours of Operation: Saturday 3/7 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM and Wednesday 4/15 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Walk-in only
Language of service: English

This tax site is managed by United Planning Organization (UPO).

 

SE Community Credit Center at Good Hope Road Shopping Center

(Update as of 3/14/2020: Out of precaution given the current COVID-19 situation, this tax preparation site will be closed at least through March 31st.)

Address: 2831 Alabama Ave SE, Washington, DC 20020 (Entrance on side of Capital One Bank)
Site will be Open from 2/12 - 4/15 
Days of Operation: Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Hours of Operation:  Wednesday: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM, Saturday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM and Sunday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Walk-in only
Language of Service: English

This tax site is managed by Community Tax Aid (CTA).

 

Mary Virginia Merrick Recreation Center

(Update as of 3/12/2020: Out of precaution given the current COVID-19 situation, this tax preparation site will be closed on Saturdays 3/14 and 3/21.)

Address: 4275 4th St, SE, Washington, DC 20032  
Site will be Open from 2/1 - 4/4 except on 2/22, 2/29, 3/7 and 3/14
Days of Operation: Saturday
Hours of Operation:  10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Walk-in and By appointment: (202) 562-1056 or via email at  
Language of Service: English

This tax site is managed by Catholic Charities - Archdiocese of Washington. 

 

 

Tax Preparation Sites in Northeast 

 

East River Family Strengthening Collaborative

(Update as of 3/12/2020: Out of precaution given the current COVID-19 situation, this tax preparation site will be closed at least through March 31st.)

Address: 3925 Minnesota Ave, NE, Washington, DC 20019 (Entrance facing the parking lot behind the building)
Site will be Open from 2/1 - 4/11
Days of Operation: Saturday
Hours of Operation: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Walk-in only
Language of Service: English

This tax site is managed by Community Tax Aid (CTA).

 

Edgewood Commons

(Update as of 3/14/2020: Out of precaution given the current COVID-19 situation, this tax preparation site will be closed at least through March 31st.)

Address: 601 Edgewood Street, NE, Suite 10, Washington, DC 20017 
Site will be Open from 2/2 - 4/5 
Days of Operation: Sunday
Hours of Operation: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Walk-in only
Language of Service: English

This tax site is managed by Community Tax Aid (CTA).

 

Catholic University of America  

(Update as of 3/12/2020: Out of precaution given the current COVID-19 situation, this tax preparation site will be closed on Saturdays 3/14 and 3/21.)

Address: 3600 John McCormack Drive, NE, Washington, DC 20064  
Site will be Open from 2/1 - 4/11 
Day of Operation: Saturday
Hours of Operation:  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Walk-in and by appointment: (202) 319-6788 or via email at   
Language of Service: English

This tax site is managed by Catholic Charities - Archdiocese of Washington.  

 

Tax Preparation Sites in Northwest


CentroNia

(Update as of 3/14/2020: Out of precaution given the current COVID-19 situation, this tax preparation site will be closed at least through March 31st.)

Address: 1420 Columbia Road, NW, Washington, DC 20009
Site will be Open from 2/1 - 4/11
Days of Operation: Saturday
Hours of Operation: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
By appointments only: 202-869-2999
Walk-ins served when space is available.
Language of Service: English and Spanish

This tax site is managed by Community Tax Aid (CTA).

 

Wardman Court Community Center

(Update as of 3/14/2020: Out of precaution given the current COVID-19 situation, this tax preparation site will be closed at least through March 31st.)

Address: 1350 Clifton Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009 (Entrance on 14th St, NW) 
Site will be Open from 2/4 - 4/14
Days of Operation: Tuesday
Hours of Operation: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Walk-in only
Language of Service: English

This tax site is managed by Community Tax Aid (CTA).

 

Howard University

(Update as of 3/16/2020: Out of precaution given the current COVID-19 situation, this tax preparation site will be closed at least through March 31st.)

Address: Address will be provided when appointment is confirmed
Site will be Open from 1/28 - 4/18 
Days of Operation: Tuesday and Saturday
Hours of Operation: On Tuesday 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM and on Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
By appointments only: 202-684-8228 or via email at 
Language of Service: English

This tax site is managed by Community Tax Aid (CTA).

 

Jubilee Jobs

(Update as of 3/16/2020: Out of precaution given the current COVID-19 situation, this tax preparation site will be closed at least through March 31st.)

Address: 2712 Ontario Road, NW, Washington, DC 20009
Site will be Open from 2/1 - 4/15 (Except on 2/17)
Days of Operation: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Hours of Operation: On Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM and on Saturday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
By appointment only: 202-830-1480 or online at www.communitytaxaiddc.org 
Language of Service: English and Spanish

This tax site is managed by Community Tax Aid (CTA).

 

George Washington University School of Business

(Update as of 3/14/2020: Out of precaution given the current COVID-19 situation, this tax preparation site will be closed at least through March 31st.)

Address: Duques Hall, 2201 G St, NW, Washington, DC 20052 (Entrance on 22nd St, NW)
Site will be Open from 2/1 - 4/12 
Days of Operation: Saturday and Sunday
Hours of Operation: On Saturday: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM and on Sunday: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Walk-in only
Languages of Service: English, Spanish and Chinese

This tax site is managed by Community Tax Aid (CTA).

 

McPherson Square 

(Update as of 3/16/2020: Out of precaution given the current COVID-19 situation, this tax preparation site will be closed at least through March 31st.)

Address: 1000 Vermont Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20005 
Site will be Open from 1/30 - 4/15 (Except on 2/17)
Days of Operation: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Hours of Operation: On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM, Thursday: 1:30 PM - 8:00 PM, Saturday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM and Sunday: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
By appointment only: 202-830-1480 or via online at www.communitytaxaiddc.org 
Languages of Service: English, Spanish and Chinese

This tax site is managed by Community Tax Aid (CTA).

 

Sacred Heart School 

(Update as of 3/12/2020: Out of precaution given the current COVID-19 situation, this tax preparation site will be closed on Saturdays 3/14 and 3/21.)

Address: 1625 Park Rd., NW, Washington, DC 20010  
Site will be Open from 2/1 - 4/4 except on 2/22, 2/29, 3/7 and 3/14
Days of Operation: Saturday
Hours of Operation:  10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Walk-in and by appointment via email at   
Language of Service: English and Spanish

This tax site is managed by Catholic Charities - Archdiocese of Washington. 

 

Online Free Tax Preparation Services

For DC residents who in 2019 earned up to $66,000 there is an easy, safe, secure and 100% free way to file your federal and state taxes.

Please visit www.ctadc.org and get going with filing your taxes for free.

 

About Capital Area Asset Builders

Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to create opportunities for low- and moderate-income individuals in the greater DC region to build financial security, savings, and wealth for the future. 

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About the DC EITC Campaign 

The CAAB-managed DC EITC Campaign, is a citywide, cross-sector initiative that provides access to information on the EITC and connects Washingtonians with free tax preparation services throughout the District.

The DC EITC Campaign is made possible through the support from the DC Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking (DISB), Washington Gas, United Way of the National Capital Area as well as other key private sector partners. 

 

 

 

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