Volunteers Needed in 2009 to Help Low Income Families


Fairfax County Department of Family Services
12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 500
Fairfax, Virginia 22035-1102


Volunteers Needed to Help Low Income Families
Prepare and File Their Taxes

At this time of economic downturn and growing need, here is an opportunity to provide real, tangible help to hard-working people in our community by helping them file their taxes free of charge and in many cases obtain a tax refund.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, locally known as the Northern Virginia CASH Campaign — Creating Assets, Savings and Hope — relies on volunteers to deliver free tax preparation services at no cost to working families and individuals in our community who earned less than $42,000 in 2008.

Volunteers contribute a few hours weekly during tax season to help prepare tax returns, or serve as greeters, screeners, site coordinators and interpreters.

The Fairfax County Department of Family Services is leading the Northern Virginia effort to mobilize a coalition of public agencies, businesses, libraries, faith and community-based groups to operate the tax assistance program at 16 sites throughout the Northern Virginia area beginning on January 24, 2009.

Free tax certification training is provided by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to volunteers.

“This year we need as many volunteers as possible to help people find out about the Earned Income Tax Credit and other assistance that may be available to help them afford basic necessities such as rent or food for their children,” said Dai Nguyen, Employment and Training Program manager for the Fairfax County Department of Family Services.

 

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Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities. To request this information in an alternate format, call the Department of Family Services at 703-533-5400; TTY 703-533-5316


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