For every $1 invested in CTA services, the economic impact to our clients and their communities is $32.
Community Tax Aid, Inc. offers tax preparation services at absolutely no charge to families with an annual income under $56,000 in the Washington, DC area. The average income of our clients is under $20,000 and our free services ensure that they don’t risk adding to their tax bill, or losing half of their hard-earned refund on pricey commercial services and accelerated refunds.
Nationally, fewer than 1% of low income taxpayers receive free assistance. If the metropolitan DC area lost its free tax services, the average low-income family would have to pay an average of $268 to have their returns prepared. In many cases, taxpayers who cannot afford a paid preparer, and who are ill-equipped to file a return without assistance, will simply fail to file.
Your tax-deductible donation will help us continue to provide this desperately needed service and support our efforts to reach even more families and train more volunteers.
Even when the tax sites aren’t open, CTA staff and volunteers provide assistance to those in need. Your monthly donation ensures we are there to help. When donating online, consider becoming a sustaining donor.
You can also make your tax deductible contribution by check or money order. Make it payable to “Community Tax Aid” and mail it to:
Community Tax Aid
1012 14th Street NW #425
Washington, DC 20005