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Published on March 13, 2024
Philadelphia Partners with Campaign for Working Families to Offer Free Tax Services for Low-Income ResidentsSource: PHILADELPHIA CITY COUNCIL

In a bid to relieve the financial burden of tax preparation for low-income residents in Philadelphia, Councilman Brian O'Neill announced a partnership between the city's Revenue Department and the Campaign for Working Families to provide free tax services to eligible individuals and families. This initiative, designed to aid families earning less than $53,000 annually and individuals making under $20,000, has been set to unfold at the Campaign For Working Families Northeast Office, strategically located at 1919 Cottman Ave (Path Building).

Residents of the Far Northeast seeking assistance can avail themselves of these services from Monday through Thursday, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 7 p.m., and during the more limited hours of 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, ensuring ample opportunity for those with varying schedules; walk-ins, as well as in-person and virtual appointments, cater to different preferences and needs.

Councilman O'Neill, whose commitment to the community is underscored by his establishment of four Neighborhood Offices across the Northeast, encourages anyone with inquiries about the free tax prep program or those needing help scheduling an appointment, to reach out without hesitation. Constituents can opt to call or visit any of the convenient office locations including Bustleton & Bowler above the 7th Police District, FOP Lodge #5 Headquarters on Caroline Road, Rhawnhurst on Castor Avenue, and Fox Chase on Rhawn Street, or even the City Hall office.

The tax preparation offering comes at a crucial time, as the April deadline for filing taxes looms, potentially alleviating the stress associated with tax preparation for many, these services are not merely a financial relief but a critical resource for the community in Philadelphia; for those interested in learning more or scheduling an appointment, information can be found on the City Council's official website.