2/15/2012

Free VA Tax Filing

Carolyn Spohrer, VA CASH Campaign and Virginia Community Action Partnership, introduced Governor McDonnell at the Virginia Free File Public Briefing on February 7, 2012. Governor Bob McDonnell said Tuesday that the VA Free File program gives more than 2 million low- and moderate- income Virginia taxpayers the opportunity to prepare and electronically file their 2011 federal and state income tax returns for free this tax season. The governor spoke at a public briefing on VA Free File at the Library of Virginia on Tuesday, Feb. 7. He was joined by Speaker of the House William J. Howell and Senator Richard Saslaw.

VA Free File is a public-private partnership between the Virginia Department of Taxation and the Free File Alliance, a coalition of commercial tax-software companies. The 2010 General Assembly approved the partnership. VA Free File is modeled after the highly successful Internal Revenue Service Free File program used by millions of taxpayers since 2003 to e-file their federal income tax returns for free. Free File lets taxpayers who meet certain eligibility criteria, including an income threshold, e-file their state and federal tax returns for free online using commercial tax-preparation software. Free File supports the Virginia 760 form for residents, the 760PY form for part-year residents , and the 763 form for non-residents.

"Last year only a fraction of those who qualified for free tax-return preparation and e-filing of their federal and state returns took advantage of Virginia's new Free File program," said Governor McDonnell. "This year I urge all Virginia taxpayers who earn $57,000 or less in adjusted gross income last year to go to the Tax Department's website to see if they qualify to use VA Free File."

To learn more about VA Free File click here.
For more on Governor McDonnell's Press Release on VA Free File click here.

Courtesy of VA CASH  Campaign, Virginia Community Action Partnership, Governor McDonnell's Press Release


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