Fairfax County Offers Assistance With Income Tax Preparation and Filing


Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
703-324-3187, TTY 703-324-2935, FAX 703-324-2010

Feb. 10, 2005

Fairfax County Offers Assistance
With Income Tax Preparation and Filing

With tax season fast approaching, Fairfax County taxpayers should know that help is available at many county facilities. Qualified residents can get free assistance with preparing and filing both their state and federal tax returns.

Through AARP's Tax-Aide program, senior citizens can get free help in preparing and filing their state and federal returns. From now until the middle of April, AARP's volunteer preparers will be at several locations across the county. Seniors seeking help can go to the Sherwood Regional Library, the Centerville Regional Library, the Mason Governmental Center or the Reston Community Center . Call these locations for schedule information.

Through AARP's Tax-Aide program, senior citizens can get free help in preparing and filing their state and federal returns. From now until the middle of April, AARP's volunteer preparers will be at several locations across the county. Seniors seeking help can go to the Sherwood Regional Library, the Centerville Regional Library, the Mason Governmental Center or the Reston Community Center . Call these locations for schedule information.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program offers free federal and state income tax help to low- to moderate-income ($36,000 and below) taxpayers. Locations include the Mott Center, 12111 Braddock Road, Fairfax, 703-278-8605, TTY 711; Pohick Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke, 703-644-7333, TTY 703-324-2965; Chantilly Regional Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly, 703-502-3883, TTY 703-324-8365; and the Herndon Neighborhood Resource Center, 1086 Elden Street, Herndon, 703-435-6830, TTY 711. Please call these locations for hours of operation. Hours of availability at the Pohick Library and Chantilly Regional Library can also be found at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/taxes.htm. To locate other VITA sites across the county, call  1-800-829-1040, TTY 711.

Also available at the Pohick Library is the Burke Tax Assistance Program for taxpayers with moderate income ($36,000 and above). Volunteers will prepare state and federal tax returns for working people and retirees. However, assistance cannot be provided to those with rental homes, those with business income reported on federal Schedule C, or those with numerous stock trades. For more information, contact the Pohick Library at the number listed above.

The Fairfax County Department of Tax Administration offers forms and general assistance in completing Virginia state income tax returns. Residents' federal returns must be completed before D TA can render assistance. If you have state income tax questions, call DTA at 703-222-8234, TTY 703-222-7594, or visit the DTA offices located in the Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 223, Fairfax, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursdays until 6:30 p.m.

The Fairfax Area Disability Services Boards' Web page has a wealth of information about income tax relief for people with disabilities and their families. For example, Virginia offers a “Home Accessibility Features for the D isabled” income tax credit and Caregivers Grants for relatives who take care of people with disabilities. The Web page is www.fairfaxcounty.gov/service/sdb/Tax_Considerations.htm. The information is also available by calling 703-324-5421, TTY 703-449-1186.

Virginia residents can pick up state and federal income tax forms and publications at D TA's offices or at county library branches. At the library branches, forms may be downloaded onto a floppy disc at no charge, or printed out on the library's printers at a charge of 15 cents per page. State and federal forms are also available online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/internet/taxforms.htm.

The deadline to file Virginia income tax is May 1. Tax forms must be filed with the Virginia D epartment of Taxation, P.O. Box 760 , Richmond , VA 23218-0760 . For more information on filing requirements, or to download tax forms, visit the Virginia D epartment of Taxation's Web site at www.tax.virginia.gov/index.cfm. The number to call for customer service is 804-367-8031, TTY 711, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For information on the Internal Revenue Service or federal tax filing requirements, visit the IRS Web site at www.irs.ustreas.gov. During tax season, live assistance is available from IRS personnel from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays and on Saturdays through April 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The live telephone assistance number for individuals is 1-800-829-1040. The live telephone assistance number for businesses is 1-800-829-4933. The live telephone assistance number for people with hearing impairments is 1-800-829-4059 (TTY).

Seniors and persons with permanent and total disabilities who need more information about real estate tax relief can call the Fairfax County Department of Tax Administration at 703-222-8234, TTY 703-222-7594, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays. Real estate tax relief applications can be obtained online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dta.

Providence District senior citizens are invited to attend a workshop about how to apply for real estate tax relief. Hosted by Fairfax County Supervisor Linda Q. Smyth, the March 18 and the April 14 workshops will be held at Providence district office, 8739 Lee Highway, Fairfax.  

Personnel from the Department of Tax Administration will be on hand from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 18 and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 14 to help eligible seniors or persons with permanent and total disabilities apply for real estate tax relief. To attend the workshop, please make an appointment by calling the Providence D istrict's office at 703-560-6946, TTY 711. Appointments will be taken starting on Feb. 14 for the March 18 event and March 22 for the April 14 event. Contact Tania Hossain at 703-560-6946, TTY 711 for more information about this workshop.


FAIRFAX COUNTY IS COMMITTED TO A POLICY OF NONDISCRIMINATION IN ALL COUNTY PROGRAMS, SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES AND WILL PROVIDE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS UPON REQUEST. TO REQUEST SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS, CALL 703-324-3187, TTY 703-324-2935. PLEASE ALLOW FIVE WORKING DAYS IN ADVANCE OF EVENTS IN ORDER TO MAKE THE NECESSARY ARRANGEMENTS.

 


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