Tax Filing Assistance

Get Free Help With Your Taxes!

You may qualify for VITA in-person tax filing assistance or to file your own taxes online for free using IRS Free File. See details and income guidelines below.

In-Person Tax Filing Assistance

If you or your family earned less than $60,000 in 2022, you may qualify for free, in-person tax filing assistance through VITA beginning on January 31 at one of 4 Northern Virginia locations: Alexandria, Annandale, Herndon and Reston.

Walk-ins are welcome, no appointments are needed.

Click Here for Fairfax VITA website with locations and information; Flyer

For more information, please send an email to or call 703.533.5320 (please leave a message). Assistance available through April 15, 2023.

Click Here to view DC and Maryland locations via the United Way of the National Capital Area

File Your Taxes Online Using IRS Free File

IRS Free File, available only through, provides people an opportunity to file their taxes online for free. IRS Free File is available to any person or family who earned $73,000 or less in 2022.

Click Here to use IRS Free File


Document Checklist for Filing Your Taxes

Here is a list of some of the documents and items you will need to have before filing your taxes:

  • Your social security number or tax ID number
  • Your spouse’s full name, social security number or tax ID number, and date of birth
  • Bank account number and routing number for direct deposit
  • W-2 Forms
  • Unemployment form (1099-G)
  • Dependent(s) dates of birth and social security numbers or tax ID numbers

Click Here for a complete checklist
Click Here for some helpful tips to avoid refund delays

We Can Help!

If you need help assessing your finances or creating a spending plan for your tax refund, contact the Financial Empowerment Center at South County for a free and confidential virtual meeting with a Financial Coach to assess your financial situation and options. Phone 703.704.6101, email or Click Here to schedule an appointment.

Britepaths is the lead nonprofit partner with the United Way of the National Capital Area and Fairfax County managing the Financial Empowerment Center at South County (FECSoCo). We offer many free virtual resources to help you with your personal finances, job readiness, small business and more. Click Here to learn more.

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