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Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking

Free Tax Preparation Sites

This information was last updated on January 23, 2024, and may have changed. For the most up-to-date information, please check the following sites: and

Prepare and file your federal and DC tax return for free:

Need help filing your tax returns?
IRS Certified volunteers will prepare and e-file your federal and state returns at no cost!

Who is eligible?

  • Individuals and families with income less than $64,000.
  • Your tax situation is within the scope of the volunteer training and certification.

What documents do you need to be ready to bring?

  • Unexpired, photo ID for yourself (and your spouse if filing jointly)
  • Social Security Card or Social Security Statement or ITIN letter for each person to be listed on the tax return (unless filing to apply for an ITIN)
  • Important letters from the IRS or healthcare marketplace:
    • Form 1095-A if you had health insurance through the Marketplace
    • IP PIN letter if the IRS issues you an Identity Protection PIN
    • Any other letters from the IRS, DC or state tax agency
  • Income statements such as W2, 1099-G, 1099-NEC, 1099-R, 1099-SSA
    • If you don’t receive a document by the end of January, contact your employer/payer
    • For income not reported on a tax form, bring details about payments received such as a list cash payments or log-in information to your payment app (Uber/Lyft, DoorDash, etc.).
  • For direct deposit of your refund: bank account and routing number
  • If you paid for childcare expenses that were not reimbursed, bring the tax ID, name, address and phone number of the provider(s) and the total expenses paid
  • Copy of your 2022 tax return if you have it.
  • If you need to file for tax years 2020 or 2021, or to file for missing stimulus or Child Tax Credit payments, bring any notices the IRS sent you about stimulus or Child Tax Credit payments. And, if you worked in 2019, bring a copy of your 2019 tax return, or the amount of income received from working during 2019.

Connect with certified volunteers virtually:

In-person assistance by appointment only:

United Planning Organization (CTA)
(Anacostia) Petey Green Center. (202) 231-7903

Howard University (CTA)
email [email protected]
or call: (202) 838-7798

  • School of Business (Shaw, NW)
  • Edgewood Commons (NE)

Centro Nía
(Columbia Heights) En español (202) 869-2999

Community Tax Aid (CTA) at East River Family Strengthening Collaborative
Minnesota Ave NE (near Dix). (202) 830-1480

Community Tax Aid (CTA) MLK, Jr Memorial Library
Downtown/Chinatown. (202) 830-1480

Community Tax Aid (CTA) at Jubilee Jobs
Adams Morgan. (202) 830-1480

Catholic Charities
Downtown. (202) 738-9957

UDC-Van Ness
Accounting Dept. (202) 274-7022

AARP Tax Aide
AARP Foundation Tax Aide Sites in DC

Additional Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Sites:

Earned Income Tax Credit