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VA Free File Public Briefing and Tax Preparation Training Workshop
Tuesday, March 22, 2011

For Immediate Release:

March 21, 2011

Contact:  Elise Marsh


VA Free File Public Briefing and

Tax Preparation Training Workshop 

McLean, VA – Delegate Comstock announced today that she will be attending a public briefing and tax training workshop on Tuesday, March 29 at 10a.m., at the McLean Community Center to highlight the Virginia Free File program, a public-private partnership that provides FREE online federal and state income tax preparation and e-filing services to Virginia’s lower and moderate income taxpayers, active-duty military, students, and seniors.

The Virginia Free File program allows the majority of taxpayers access to several of the most popular commercial tax software programs for free.  Taxpayers can use those programs to prepare and electronically file both their state and federal taxes at once, which Virginia taxpayers never had before.

This year the eligibility for Free File is capped at $58,000 AGI, however, if you used Virginia’s old iFile system last year, you are eligible for, and should have received, a voucher from the Virginia Tax Department to use Free File this year.  Additionally, on February 27, 2011, the General Assembly passed a budget that included language that will allow all Virginia taxpayers to be able to prepare and electronically file their state and federal taxes for free next tax season.

WHO:              Virginia Free File Program

WHAT:            Public Briefing and Tax Workshop 

WHEN:            Tuesday, March 29th

 10:00 a.m. (Briefing), 10:30 a.m. (Tax Workshop)

WHERE:         McLean Community Center

1234 Ingleside Ave. 

McLean, VA  22102

There will be a news conference at 10:00am, which will be followed by a hands-on tax training workshop featuring TurboTax Freedom Edition (www.taxfreedom.com), a member of the IRS and Virginia Free File programs.  The Virginia Free File Program is designed to help you receive all the credits and deductions you deserve; pay no hefty fees; and file electronically for a faster refund.

Delegate Comstock issued the following statement:

            “I look forward to the opportunity to learn more about the new Virginia Free File program and share it with my constituents. I am pleased that beginning next year, all of our taxpayers will have the option to prepare and e-file their state and federal taxes free of charge, and at no cost to the Commonwealth.”



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