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Save $200 and Get Your Taxes Done for Free in the District of Columbia!

Why pay to get your taxes done when you can file federal and DC taxes for free? On average, low- and moderate-income families in DC spend $200 to file their taxes.

Save $200 and Get Your Taxes Done for Free in the District of Columbia!

Why pay to get your taxes done when you can file federal and DC taxes for free?

On average, low- and moderate-income families in DC spend $200 to file their taxes.


WASHINGTON, DC - March 28, 2016 - As part of the DC Earned Income Tax Credit Campaign and to ensure that thousands of District of Columbia residents get their federal and DC taxes prepared free of charge, Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB) is pleased to provide the following information.
 
District of Columbia individuals and families can benefit from free tax preparation services at one of 23 free tax preparation sites as well as online.

On average, low- and moderate-income families in the District of Columbia spend $200 to file their taxes.

Free Tax Filing at a Tax Preparation Site

  • If your family earned up to $54,000 in income in 2015, you can file your 2015 federal and DC taxes for free at one of the 23 free tax preparation sites in the District of Columbia.
  • To locate a free tax preparation site near you, please visit http://bit.ly/1PBmOMF

Free Online Tax Filing

  • If you earned up to $62,000 in income in 2015, you can file your 2015 federal and DC taxes for free online. To get started, please visit www.MyFreeTaxes.com
  • For further information on additional free, online services, please visit www.ctadc.org 

"There are still three more weeks to go until federal and DC taxes are due," said Rich Petersen, CAAB's Executive Director. "It is our objective that DC residents are aware of the free tax preparation services so that they can save $200. Furthermore, we want for all eligible DC residents to know of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and claim it. The EITC can make a real difference to low- and moderate-income DC individuals and families, particularly when they're struggling in this recovering economy."
 
The goals of the DC EITC Campaign are to: 1) Promote awareness of the Federal and DC Earned Income Tax Credit to ensure that eligible workers know how to claim the credits; 2) Educate taxpayers about numerous Federal and DC tax benefits; 3) Provide opportunities for free tax preparation for qualified DC residents; and, 4) Connect taxpayers with programs and services to improve financial stability.
 
The DC EITC Campaign receives financial and technical support from the Government of the District of Columbia, United Way of the National Capital Area, Citi Community Development as well as other business and non-profit organizations in Washington, DC.
 
For more information on the DC EITC Campaign please contact Joseph Leitmann-Santa Cruz, CAAB's Director of External Relations and Manager of the DC EITC Campaign, by phone at (202) 419-1440 x 102 or by email at jleitmann-santacruz@caab.org.

 

About Capital Area Asset Builders

Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower low- and moderate-income residents of the Greater DC Area to take control of their finances, increase their savings, and build wealth for a better future.

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Now, more than ever, non-profits like Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB) need your help. Please support CAAB as we continue to help DC residents manage and/or improve their financial situation during these difficult times. If you can't afford to give a monetary gift, please visit our Amazon Wish List where you can choose from a variety of items that CAAB needs in order to better serve our community.

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Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB)
c/o Joseph Leitmann-Santa Cruz, CEO & Executive Director
1100 H Street NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20005