This year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for Washington, DC taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 48th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention the older population. You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service.
Nationwide in 2015, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide’s 36,000 volunteers at more than 5,000 sites provided 2.6 million people with free tax help. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers are trained and IRS-certified each year to ensure their knowledge of revisions to the U.S. tax code. Taxpayers who used AARP Foundation Tax-Aide received $1.3 billion in income tax refunds and more than $250 million in Earned Income Tax Credits (EITCs).
Last year in the District of Columbia, 58 AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers helped more than 3,300 DC residents file their federal and local tax returns. The program is offered at nine sites in the District including senior centers, libraries and other convenient locations.
Preparation of tax returns under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) rules will require additional documentation from taxpayers this year. The good news is that for taxpayers on Medicare or Medicare Advantage for the full year, no further information is required. Otherwise, taxpayers need to bring along their family's health insurance coverage information including information about Marketplace/Exchange purchases, and health care exemptions.
For more information on required documentation or to locate an AARP Foundation Tax-Aide site, visit www.aarp.org/findtaxhelp or call 1-888-AARPNOW (1-888-227-7669). Below, is a list of Tax-Aide sites in D.C. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offered in conjunction with the IRS.
About AARP Foundation
AARP Foundation is working to win back opportunity for struggling Americans 50+ by being a force for change on the most serious issues they face today: housing, hunger, income and isolation. By coordinating responses to these issues on all four fronts at once, and supporting them with vigorous legal advocacy, the Foundation serves the unique needs of those 50+ while working with local organizations nationwide to reach more people and make resources go further. AARP Foundation is a charitable affiliate of AARP. Learn more at www.aarpfoundation.org.
2016 District of Columbia Tax-Aide Sites
For questions about 2016 Tax-Aide sites in the District, contact:
William Faragher, Administrative Specialist DC1,
Location and Hours
1800 Good Hope Road SE 20020
Feb 1-19: Tuesday 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Friday 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Feb 23- April 18: Tuesday 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Thursday 1:30 -5:30 p.m.
115 Atlantic Street SW 20032
Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Capitol View Library
5001 Central Avenue SE 20019
Feb 1-April 18: Monday & Wednesday 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Chevy Chase Community Center
5601 Connecticut Ave., NW 20013
Tuesday & Thursday 1:00- 5:00 p.m.
Emery Recreation Center
5801 Georgia Avenue NW 20011
Tuesday & Thursday 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
3260 R Street NW 20007
Tuesday & Wednesday 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Monday, April 4, 2016 1:00-5:00 p.m.
5401 South Dakota Ave., NE 20011
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.,
Thursday 1:00-5:00 p.m.,
Monday, April 18, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Mount Pleasant Library
3160 16th Street, NW 20010
Saturday 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m.
4200 Kansas Avenue NW 20011
Monday & Friday 12:00 noon - 4:00 p.m.,
Monday, April 18, 12:00 noon - 4:00 p.m.
900 Wesley Place, SW 20024
Monday 2:30-7:00 p.m., Wednesday 1:30 -6:00 p.m.
Monday April 18, 2:30-7:00 p.m.
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