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ACORN Launches Free Tax Filing Service

Jeremy Sprinkle
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ACORN - the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now - moved their Raleigh offices into the House of Labor last Spring. ACORN's mission is to build power for low- and moderate-income families by working together for social justice and stronger communities.

In 80 cities nationwide, ACORN has partnered with the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Prep Assistance (VITA) program to provide free tax preparation for low and moderate income taxpayers who cannot afford traditional paid preparers. The ACORN Tax Preparation Centers can electronically file current year taxes and provide fast, direct-deposited refunds, usually in 7 to 10 working days.

Free filing is available for people whose income is $40,000 and under.

Service Centers open in Raleigh and Charlotte

Raleigh ACORN will hold the grand opening of their FREE income tax filing and benefits screening service center on Friday. Refreshments will be provided, so come out and for free food and information about the tax site. You can even set an appointment while you're here.

Interested people can call (919) 835-1932 and set an appointment. We are also looking for more volunteers to assist at the site. We are looking forward to all interested parties to call in.

Check out the flyer for more information about the Raleigh ACORN tax filing & benefits screening center, visit, or call (919) 835-1932.

What: GRAND OPENING celebration of FREE tax filing service center

When: Friday, February 1, 2008 from 1-3:00 PM

Where: ACORN offices at House of Labor, 1408 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC

Folks who live in the Southern Piedmont can visit Charlotte ACORN at 3557 N. Sharon Amity Rd, Ste 200, Charlotte, NC or call (704) 537-0700.

If there isn't an ACORN Tax Site near you, call The VITA Location Hotline to find another participating organization with a Free Tax Site near you at 1-800-906-9887. You can also file your taxes for free ONLINE by visiting