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Free Tax Preparation

Free Tax Preparation

The ACHIEVEability Community Office successfully prepared free federal and state tax returns for 392 residents this tax season. This is an increase of more than 100 individuals who received these services last year.

In all, residents who availed from the free tax preparation services this year received $272,326 in Earned Income Tax Credits and $670,212 in federal refunds. The average Adjusted Gross Income for these individuals is $18,461. All taxes were prepared by IRS certified volunteers.

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The 2014 tax season marked the 5th consecutive year ACHIEVEability has offered free tax preparation services to the local West Philadelphia community. By offering this free service, ACHIEVEability saved its residents more than $102,000 in tax preparation fees. According to a 2013 study completed by the National Society of Accountants, the average tax payer pays $261 in tax preparation fees.

ACHIEVEability continues its work to increase the economic viability of the families that it serves, while supporting the greater community in West Philadelphia. For more information on the services provided by our Community Office, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 215-748-8838.