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Newport News Now is a daily e-newsletter that launched in March 2016. Articles that ran in our newsletter between March 2016 and March 2018 are available on these pages. Newsletters produced beginning in April 2018 can be viewed on our new daily newsletter page.

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Feb 16

Free Tax Help for Qualifying Newport News Residents

Posted on February 16, 2017 at 8:23 AM by Communications Department

Need help preparing taxes? The Internal Revenue Service has two programs that offer free tax help for taxpayers who qualify – Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the Elderly. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program offers free tax tax_SChelp to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. The Tax Counseling for the Elderly program offers free tax help for all taxpayers, particularly those who are 60 years of age and older, specializing in questions about pensions and retirement-related issues unique to seniors. IRS-certified volunteers provide the services through both programs.

More information on these programs can be found on the IRS website. To find the closest to location, visit and type in a zip code. Some locations may require an appointment and others allow walk-in service. Be sure to check the list on the IRS website to learn what items to bring when visiting with a tax preparer.