NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) - Weed & Seed , a non-profit organization in Newport News is offering several free tax preparation services in the coming weeks.
Those offering the free services include:
- AARP will be processing returns for low to moderate income individuals from February 1 - April 18 at the Downing Gross Cultural Arts Center, located at 2410 Wickham Avenue in Newport News from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Special attention will be given to those aged 60 or older. There are additional sites. If you have questions, call 877-4971; or toll free at 1-800-687-2277 or visit www.aarp.org/taxaide .
- Newport News Redevelopment and Housing Authority's Family Investment Center will also be processing returns beginning January 24 through April 15 at 600-C Ridley Circle in Newport News from 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday by appointment only. Call 757-928-3680.
- Lastly, CNU is offering the IRS sponsored Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program from early February through April 15. VITA targets low income taxpayers. To learn more, call 757-594-7068.
Jemal Harris, chairperson of Weed & Seed's Financial Empowerment subcommittee said, "Please beware of companies advertising quick refunds. These are actually loans based on a person's estimated tax refund. Loans will then be repaid from the person's actual return. These loans often come with extreme fees. By using a free service, a person will receive a full refund in the same amount of time."
To learn how to take control of your own finances, attend Weed & Seed's FREE Financial Fitness Fair on Saturday, February 26, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Huntington Middle School . For more information on the Financial Fitness Fair call the Weed & Seed Office at 757-247-2410.
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