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Volunteer Resources

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Join our Cville Tax Aid volunteer team today! Training is easy, hours are flexible, and no prior experience necessary! This tax preparation program provides a vital service to many low-income families in our community while offering a wonderful community service experience. Contact Barbara Hutchinson at 972-1716 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Why Volunteer?

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Employer Resources

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In 2015, 2,616 local taxpayers claimed more than $4.4 million in federal tax refunds, earned income tax credits, child care credits and tax preparation fees by receiving free tax preparation from the Cville Tax Aid Coalition.

Did your eligible employees claim these benefits?

This tax season, free income tax preparation is available to low- and moderate-income working families. We are working to help promote use of the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) to put money back into our local economy.  Anyone with a household income of less than $55,000 in 2016 can receive free tax preparation at any of our sites.

Educate your employees about the Earned Income Tax Credit. We can help. Here are some ideas:

  • Share this flyer with your employees, and post it in your breakroom.
  • Include an insert in W2 or paycheck distribution.
  • Explain the Earned Income Tax Credit to your employees. Contact us for resources that can help.
  • Send an email or put a posting on your website

Representatives from the Cville Tax Aid Coalition are also available to conduct short seminars on the EITC for your organization. Contact us if you are interested.

For more information contact:

Martha Trujillo
Cville Tax Aid Manager
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(434) 972.1703

Barbara Hutchinson
Vice President of Community Impact Programs
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(434) 972.1716

Rebecca Cardwell
Director of Community Relations, UVA Community Credit Union
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(434) 964 2001 Ext. 6813

About the Cville Tax Aid Coalition

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Individual agency efforts to promote the Earned Income Tax Credit in the Thomas Jefferson Area have been in place for many years. In 2007, Virginia Delegate David J. Toscano initiated a local coalition to coordinate efforts and reach all community members eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Community agencies, businesses, and local government are all part of the coalition.

Partners of the Cville Tax Aid Coalition provide:

  • Free tax preparation for eligible taxpayers through the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.
  • Education and outreach to share information about how to claim the earned income tax credit and where to get free tax preparation assistance.
  • Employer outreach and education about the earned income tax credit and other financial education programs.
  • Financial education including budgeting, credit scores and banking.

Cville Tax Aid Coalition Partners

For more information contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Cville Tax Aid Manager, 434.972.1703 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Vice President of Community Impact Programs, 434.972.1716

About the Earned Income Tax Credit

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The Earned Income Tax Credit is a refundable federal tax credit for eligible working families. It can reduce the amount you need to pay in taxes, and could result in a refund of taxes withheld from your earnings throughout the year. In simple terms, the credit allows working taxpayers to keep more of what they earn.

The maximum limit for how much you can earn and still qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit depends on whether you are married and filing jointly and whether you have children. Click here to see the income eligibility requirements and other basic qualifications for the 2016 tax year.

For more information, contact:

Martha Trujillo, Cville Tax Aid Manager, 434.972.1703.

Free Tax Preparation

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Free tax preparation assistance for the 2017 tax season will be available January 29 – April 17, 2018 through Cville Tax Aid. There will be eleven tax sites operated by the coalition in Charlottesville and Albemarle, Greene, Fluvanna, Louisa and Nelson counties.

To receive free tax preparation assistance at one of the 11 coalition sites, you must have household income of less than $55,000 in 2017.

Click here for a downloadable version of the local flyer that contains the information below and locations and hours of tax sites.

If you have questions about the Affordable Care Act and your taxes, click here for information.

The Cville Tax Aid Coalition offers taxpayers the opportunity to prepare their own taxes online and file electronically at no charge.  Individuals and families with combined income of less than $62,000 may file at www.myfreetaxes.com, a service provided by the IRS.

What Should I Bring?

  • Government issued Photo ID
  • Social Security cards or ITIN numbers (letter) for taxpayer, spouse, and all dependents
  • Birth dates of all primary, secondary and dependents on the tax return. If married and filing jointly, both spouses must be present to sign the required documents.
  • All wage and income statements for 2016 (e.g., W-2, W-2G, 1099-R forms)
  • Interest and dividend statements from financial institutions (Form 1099 Int. or 1099 Div.) if applicable
  • Proof of day-care expenses paid in 2016 including: provider’s name, address and SSN or federal ID number
  • For direct deposit refunds to your checking or savings account, bring a check with you to verify the account and bank routing numbers

Virginia state refunds must be a direct deposit to a checking or savings account or the refund will be placed on a debit card and mailed to the taxpayer along with a PIN number for access.

Get Connected to the IRS

The April 17 tax deadline will soon be here. Those who wait until the last minute to file may be rushing to find the tax information they need. Tax preparers, businesses, news media and web masters may also be looking for creative ways to help their clients find IRS tax information and tools.

Consider using these IRS tools to help you or your website visitors navigate the tax deadline.

Protecting your privacy is a top priority at the IRS. The IRS uses social media tools to share public information, not to answer personal tax or account questions. You should never post your Social Security number or any other confidential information on social media sites.



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