With the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, taxes may not be at the top of your mind. Even if they are, you may not want to travel outside your house for tax preparation help. Here’s what you need to know to file your taxes in 2020.
Tax Day is the perfect time to celebrate the work of the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and the AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide programs. Both programs provide free tax preparation services to low-income households through dedicated IRS-certified tax volunteers. Usually, volunteers prepare an average of 40 tax returns, resulting in about $45,000 in tax refunds to their local community.
The last few weeks have been heavy and difficult to navigate with the police murders of Black men and women including George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbury, Breonna Taylor, Dreasjon Reed, Tony McDade, David McAtee and countless others. Our hearts ache, especially because this is not new.
The City of Detroit, in coordination with over 300 partner organizations, has implemented a robust outreach and communication strategy to inform Detroiters about the census, why it matters, and the impact it has on their lives.