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Free tax help available, can save you thousands

By Gene Petriello - bio | email

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) -- We are heading into a very daunting time of the year: tax time. But, there is free help available for you, help that is going on right now.

For the next few months, more than 20 volunteers will be staffing the Human Services building in Henrico County, giving you free tax advice on how to get some extra money back.

The forms look like a puzzle that you just can't figure out and there are some ways to get even more money back than you think.

That's where volunteers like Rod Gordon come into play. "I think we are going to find our lobbies packed with people," says Gordon. "Families that have never walked through this door before meeting new people, seeing new faces."

Gordon and his team will help out low income families and people that meet the maximum income guidelines.

In a tough economy, you could get up up to $5,657 in extra income tax credits, extra cash in your hands, that many people don't know about. Better yet, the volunteers will help you, for free!

"Often times, we get expressions of surprise and joy. They had no idea they were entitles to this big of a refund," adds Gordon. 

The Henrico office is on the Department of Social Services floor. It will be open on Tuesday and Thursday's from 4 to 8 p.m. in the evening until April 14. They will have another office open on Saturday's from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fairfield Library on North Laburnum Avenue.

There are plenty of other locations too, all across the region.

"The only negative is that when people come in, you may have to wait!" adds Gordon.

It's a wait that may just be worth your time.

More specifics on the program include earned income and adjusted gross income guidelines:

  • $13,440 with no qualifying children
  • $35,463 with one qualifying child
  • $40,295 with two qualifying children
  • $43,279 with three or more qualifying children.

To find out about the other locations throughout our area, including sites and times in Richmond, Petersburg, Chesterfield and beyond, call the Greater Richmond Earned Income Tax Credit Coalition at (804) 775-6432. They are the group that is putting on the entire program.


 

Richmond AARP sites

Senior connections

24 e cary st 

Richmond

'23219-3733

Richmond

Powhatan library

2270 mann rd 

Powhatan

'23139-5748

Powhatan county

Deep run park recreation center

9910 ridgefield pkwy 

Henrico

'23233-3752

Henrico county

Goodwill--mechanicsville

7147 brandy run dr 

Mechanicsville

'23111-3660

Hanover county

Rockwood nature center

3401 courthouse rd 

Richmond

'23236-1438

Chesterfield county

Goodwill-Richmond

6301 midlothian tpke 

Richmond

'23225-5707

Richmond

Harbour Pointe Clubhouse

13800 harbour pointe rd 

Midlothian

'23112-1901

Chesterfield county

Chester Library

11800 centre st 

Chester

'23831-1781

Chesterfield county

Goodwill-Petersburg

65 crater cir 

Petersburg

'23805-9227

Petersburg

 

 


 

2010 GREITCC VITA SITES

 

CHARLES CITY COUNTY

CONTACT

DATES

SCHEDULE

TIMES

 

Commissioner of the Revenue

10780 Courthouse Road, Room 103

Charles City, VA 23030

 

Denise B. Smith

804-652-2162

dsmith@co.charles-city.va.us

 

 

02/23/2010

thru

04/30/2010

 

Monday thru Friday

(closed on holidays)

 

9:00 – 4:00

Appointments

Charles City Residents

Only

 

CHESTERFIELD  COUNTY

 

 

 

 

 

Chesterfield/Col. Hts. DSS

P. O. Box 430

Chesterfield, VA 23832

 

Chris Ramsey

804-748-1403

ramseyc@chesterfield.gov

 

 

 

01/28/2010

thru

04/15/2010

 

Thursday

 

4:00 – 6:30

Walk-in

Doors Close at

6:30

 

HANOVER COUNTY

 

 

 

 

 

Hanover County DSS

12304 Washington Highway

Ashland, VA 23005

 

Monica Chenault

804-365-4109

Monica.Chenault@dss.virginia.gov

 

 

02/03/2010

thru

04/14/2010

 

Wednesday

 

4:30 – 7:00

Last Walk-in

Taken at 7:00

 

HENRICO COUNTY - EAST

 

 

 

 

 

Fairfield Area Library

1001 N. Laburnum Ave

Richmond, VA 23223

 

Kim Edmonds

804-501-5160

kiedmon1@vt.edu

 

02/13/2010

thru

03/13/2010

 

 

Saturday

 

 

9:00 – 1:00

Walk-in

 

 

HENRICO COUNTY - WEST

 

 

 

 

 

Henrico County DSS

8600 Dixon Powers Dr

Henrico, VA 23228

 

 

Rod Gordon

804-501-4091

gor02@co.henrico.va.us

 

 

02/02/2010

thru

04/14/2010

 

Tuesday

Thursday

 

4:00 – 8:00

Walk-in

 

RICHMOND CITY – DWNTWN

 

 

 

 

 

Hilltop Promises

2 East Broad Street

Richmond, VA 23219

 

Carolann Pacer-Ramsey

804-912-2710

carolann@hilltoppromises.org

 

 

 

01/29/2010

Thru

10/15/2010

 

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

 

 

Saturday

 

9:00 – 2:00

Walk-in

Site closed if Richmond City Schools closed

 

9:00 – 1:00

Walk-in

 

 

1:00 – 6:00*

Walk-in

 

 

1:00 – 7:00*

Walk-in

 

1:00 – 6:00*

Walk-in

 

 

9:00 – 12:30*

Walk-in

 

*Taxpayer must arrive by

 

Tom Wagstaff

804-788-0050

twagstaff@capup.org

 

 

 

01/25/2010

Thru

04/15/2010

 

 

 

Monday

Closed on Federal Holidays

 that fall on Monday

 

Tuesday, Thursday

 

 

Wednesday, Friday

 

 

 

1st & 3rd Saturday

Each Month

 

 

 

RICHMOND CITY – S SIDE

 

 

 

 

 

Richmond City DSS

Southside Community Service Ctr.

4100 Hull Street Rd

Richmond, VA 23224

 

 

Sylvia Williams

804-646-7382

Sylvia.Williams@richmondgov.com

 

 

 

02/02/2010

Thru

04/07/2010

 

Tuesday

Wednesday

 

 

3:00 – 5:45

Walk-in

 

 

 

 

 

Ramsey Memorial United

Methodist Church

5900 Hull Street Road

Richmond, VA 23224

 

v  SPANISH SPEAKING

 

v ITIN SITE

 

 

Tanya Gonzalez

804-646-0145

tanya.gonzalez@richmondgov.com

 

 

 

02/06/2010

thru

04/10/2010

 

02/07/2010

02/21/2010

03/07/2010

03/21/2010

04/04/2010

04/11/2010

 

 

Wednesday

Closed 3/17/10

 

 

Saturday

Closed

02/27/10

03/06/10

03/13/10

03/27/10

 

4:00 – 8:00

Walk-in

 

 

11:00 – 4:00

Walk-in

 

PETERSBURG

 

 

 

 

 

Capital Area Partnership

Uplifting People

2793 S. Crater Road

Petersburg, VA 23805

 

 

Tom Wagstaff

804-788-0050

twagstaff@capup.org

 

 

 

01/27/2010

Thru

04/14/10

 

 

 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Closed on Federal Holidays

 that fall on Monday

 

Wednesday

 

 

2nd & 4th Saturday

Each Month

 

 

1:00 – 6:00

Walk-in

 

 

 

1:00 – 7:00*

Walk-in

 

9:00 – 12:30*

Walk-in

*taxpayer must arrive by

this time

 

Virginia State University

1 Hayden Drive

Petersburg, VA 23806

 

 

 

 

Lester Reynolds

804-824-6997

L.Reynolds@vsu.edu

 

 

02/02/2010

Thru

04/10/2010

 

Tues & Thurs

 

Saturday

 

1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

 

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 

 

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