The Corner Forum
Monday, April 5, 2004
Issue #64

Tax Preparation Sites

By Idara Umoh-Nickelson

DC Earned Income Tax Credit Campaign

Low-income residents of D.C. often use paid tax preparers to complete their returns. Fees for this service can add up to several hundred dollars even for simple returns. The D.C. EITC Campaign is committed to helping D.C. residents keep all of their tax refunds by linking families and individuals with free tax preparers.

Each year during tax season, a number of sites throughout the District offer free tax preparation assistance to low- and moderate-income residents. For questions: 408-1080 or
umoh-nickelson@dcfpi.org.

• DC Tax Office, Customer Service: 1) 941 N. Capitol St. NE, 1st Floor 2) 3220 Pennsylvania Ave. SE; Mondays-Fridays 8:15 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

• Children's Defense Fund Mobile VITA Tax Site: call 1-800-CDF-1200 (1-800-233-1200)

NORTHEAST SITES HOURS/DAYS

• DC Developing Families Center, 801 17th St. NE Jan 28-April 15; Wednesdays & Thursdays 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on the following dates: 1/31; 2/7; 2/21; 3/13; 3/27; 4/3; and 4/10.

• Department of Employment Services, 625 H St. NE Feb. 3 - April 15; Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.; 1st and 3rd Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

• Benning Library, 3935 Benning Rd. NE; Mondays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

• Mount Horab Baptist Church, 2914 Bladensburg Rd. NE Wednesdays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

(there are others sites throughout the city — call for locations) §