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Free Tax Help

Tax season is coming up fast. If you need help filing but can’t afford it, the Rappahannock United Way just might have your solution.

The agency’s annual free tax help will begin on Monday (Jan. 17).

Tax sites will be set up throughout the Fredericksburg area and certified tax preparation volunteers will help low-income working individuals file  taxes for free.  Volunteers will also help to see if these individuals qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit.  Sites will be open until April 18.

Here’s the schedule:

  • Monday:  Rappahannock United Way, 5 – 8 pm, 3310 Shannon Park Drive
  • Tuesday:  Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Main Branch, 5 – 8 pm, 1201 Caroline Street
  • Wednesday:  Rappahannock United Way, 10 am – 4 pm, 3310 Shannon Park Drive
  • Wednesday:  Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Porter Branch, 5 – 8 pm, 2001 Parkway Boulevard, Stafford
  • Thursday:  Thurman Brisben Center, 5 – 8 pm, 471 Central Road
  • Thursday:  Central Rappahannock Regional Library, England Run Branch, 5 – 8 pm, 806 Lyons Blvd, Stafford
  • Friday:  Virginia Employment Commission, 1 – 4 pm, 10304 Spotsylvania Avenue, Suite 100, Spotsylvania
  • Saturday:  Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Main Branch, 1 – 4 pm, 1201 Caroline Street

For details, click here