Making Things Work: February Edition
Welcome to our February newsletter! As tax season approaches, we've curated essential tips to make filing a breeze and maximize your returns. Stay informed about upcoming events that promise to bring our community closer together. Additionally, this month, we proudly celebrate Black History Month, honoring the achievements and contributions of African Americans throughout history. Read on for a wealth of information to navigate the month ahead with confidence and enthusiasm!
IRS Free File Guided Tax Preparation Options

If your adjusted gross income (AGI) was $73,000 or less, review each provider’s offer to make sure you qualify. Some offers include a free state tax return.

Use the IRS Free File Lookup Tool to narrow your list of providers or the Browse All Offers page to see a full list of providers. After selecting one of the IRS Free File offers, you will leave the website.

What you'll need:
  • Income statements like W2s or 1099s
  • Adjustments to income
  • Dependent and spouse information, if applicable
  • Prior Year AGI or Prior Year Self-Select PIN

What does "Free" in IRS Free File mean?
As long as you meet the eligibility criteria for the IRS Free File provider’s offer you selected, you must not be charged for the electronic preparation and filing of a federal tax return. Some IRS Free File providers do charge a fee for state tax preparation. Any state tax preparation or non-qualifying fees must be disclosed on the provider’s IRS Free File landing page.
IRS Scams: How to Spot Them
IRS scams involve criminals impersonating IRS agents, other government employees or debt collectors over the phone, text, online or via the mail in an effort to trick you into sending them money for taxes, penalties or fees you don't actually owe.

Here's a list of recent IRS scams, 10 ways to spot impersonators and scammers, and how you can report them.
Black History Month
February is Black History Month!
The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society.

Learn more on the Black History Month website.
Upcoming Events in the Community
Upcoming FREE Events: Resume Workshop & Career Fair
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