It’s (Free) Tax Time: United Way Begins Annual Tax Preparation Service

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Richmond, Va. (Jan. 25, 2019) – United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg will offer free tax preparation for households with incomes below $55,000 when tax season kicks off next week.

United Way’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program provides free tax preparation and financial guidance to families and individuals earning $55,000 or less, begins its seasonal operations on January 29 with 15 locations across Richmond, Hanover County, Henrico County, Chesterfield County, Charles City, Goochland County and Petersburg.

“Our tax assistance program promotes financial stability and well-being, one of United Way’s nine Steps to Success,” said James Taylor, President & CEO of United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg. “For more than 15 years, we’ve been able to help low-to moderate-income families save money through their tax refund by taking advantage of the Earned Income Tax Credit. By working with United Way, clients are able to receive their full refund without paying fees for tax preparations services and refund anticipation loans.”

In 2018, local United Way volunteers helped more than 3,400 households with tax preparation. A total of $837,573 in EITC funds was distributed by the IRS to families who took advantage of the service.

Find a Tax Site

The 15 United Way Volunteer Income Tax Assistance partner locations across Greater Richmond and Petersburg are open at different times and days in order to accommodate a variety of schedules.

Charles City

Charles City Commissioner of the Revenue
10780 Courthouse Road
Room 103
Charles City, VA 23030

March 7 – April 12

Monday – Friday
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Charles City Residents only. Call (804) 652-2162 to schedule your appointment.

Chesterfield

Meadowdale Library
4301 Meadowdale Boulevard
North Chesterfield, VA 23234

February 5 – April 9

Tuesday
12:00-5:00 p.m.

Walk-ins only.

Goochland

Goochland Cares
2999 River Road West
Goochland, VA 23063

February 6 – April 10

Tuesday
(2/12, 3/12, 4/9)
4:00-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
1:00-4:00 p.m.

Goochland Residents only. Call (804) 556-0605 to schedule your appointment.

Hanover

Hanover Department of Social Services
12304 Washington Highway
Ashland, VA 23005

February 5 – April 9

Tuesday
5:00-7:00 p.m.

Walk-ins only.

Henrico

Fairfield Library
1001 N. Laburnum Avenue
Henrico, VA 23223

February 2 – March 9

Saturday
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Walk-ins only.


Libbie Mill Library
2100 Libbie Lake East Street
Richmond, VA 23230

February 6 – April 11

Wednesday & Thursday
4:00-8:00 p.m.

Walk-ins only.

Petersburg

Peoples Advantage Federal Credit Union
110 Wagner Road
Petersburg, VA 23805

February 4 – April 15

Drop-Off Service Times

Monday & Tuesday
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday
10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Appointment Times

Tuesday
5:00-7:00 p.m.

Call (804) 748-3081 to schedule your appointment.

Richmond

Blackwell Community Center
300 East 15th Street
Richmond, VA 23224

January 28 – April 3

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday
6:00-8:00 p.m.

Closed when Richmond City Schools are closed.


CAPUP Richmond
1103 Oliver Hill Way
Richmond, VA 23219

February 1 – April 12

Monday
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Friday
9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Saturday
(1st and 3rd Saturday only)
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Closed on February 18.


HumanKind
908 North Thompson Street
1st Floor
Richmond, VA 23230

February 14 – April 11

Drop-Off Service Times

Thursday
12:30-4:30 p.m.

Call (804) 461-3585 to schedule your appointment.


Neighborhood Resource Center
1519 Williamsburg Road
Richmond, VA 23231

February 2 – April 2

Tuesday
(2/5, 2/19, 3/5, 3/19, 4/2)
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Saturday
(2/2, 2/16, 3/2, 3/16, 3/30)
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Walk-ins only.


Richmond Department of Social Services
4100 Hull Street
Richmond, VA 23224

February 5 – April 3

Tuesday & Wednesday
2:00-6:00 p.m.

Walk-ins only.


Sacred Heart Center
1400 Perry Street
Richmond, VA 23224

February 11 – April 15

Monday & Wednesday
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Closed 2/18 & 3/6. Walk-ins only.


University of Richmond
626 E. Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219

February 5 – April 11

Tuesday & Thursday
3:45-7:00 p.m.
Saturday
(2/9, 2/23, 3/2, 3/23, 4/6)
9:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Closed 3/12 & 3/14. Walk-ins only.


Virginia Commonwealth University
301 W. Main Street
Richmond, VA 23284

March 17 – April 13

Saturday
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Foreign Student/International only or self-prep.

Online Tax Prep Also Available

United Way’s MyFreeTaxes.com services provides another convenient tax preparation method for people with household incomes of $66,000 or less in 2018. The program is a free, safe and easy way for individuals and families to file taxes online.

MyFreeTaxes.com manages both federal and state returns and is powered by H&R Block.