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Spring 2017       
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Board of Directors
 
Officers
Joann Weiner, Chair
   The George Washington Univ.
Maria L. Dooner, Vice Chair
   TaxFirm.com/AccuFirst Inc.
Tom Ochsenschlager, Treasurer
   Retired, American Institute of  
   Certified Public Accountants
Megan Newman, Secretary
   UDC - David A. Clarke School of
   Law, Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic
 
Directors
Azeka Abramoff Lobo
   Shearman and Sterling LLP
Harley Duncan
   KPMG LLP
Elizabeth D. Ferrill
   Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow,
   Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Barbara Mantegani
   Mantegani Tax PLLC
William R. Stromsem
   Retired, American Institute of
   Certified Public Accountants
 
Staff
Teresa D. Hinze
   Executive Director

Miren Beitia
   Programs Coordinator

Lisette Engel
   Tax Program Manager

 
CTAtagline 2
 
www.communitytaxaiddc.org
PO Box 33704
Washington, DC 20033
(202) 547-7773
info@communitytaxaiddc.org



1000 Vermont Ave NW,
Suite 920
Washington, DC 20005
info@communitytaxaiddc.org
202-547-7773

MLK Replacement Site and 2017 Season Update

Spring is in the air and that can only mean that Tax Season is almost over! We are happy to update you on how you helped us find a replacement location for the MLK Library, give you a brief summary of our season to date, and invite you to our Spring Benefit!
 
MLK Replacement Site!  In December we ran a special campaign to raise funds to find a replacement site for the MLK Library, which closed for renovations in March. MLKReplacementSite2The MLK Library is our largest site, helping over 2,000 low-income tax payers every year. Thanks to your generosity, we were able to secure a location in the Downtown area so that our returning clients would still have access to our services. The temporary site while smaller is conveniently located close to a variety of public transportation stops. In addition, we moved to an appointments system instead of the walk-in, first-come first-served process we had at the Library. It was a big change, but we have received positive feedback from tax-payers and are incredibly grateful that we could continue to provide this important service for those who need it the most. 

MLKReplacementSite1We especially appreciate the flexibility of our volunteer preparers, who have made the move to our temporary location. Our volunteers demonstrated their commitment to the program and the services that CTA provides. We certainly could not do what we do without their help. Thank you! 


 
2017 Season Update.
​Tax Season will end for us on April 29th. With over 450 volunteers, through March 31st we have been able to file 4,180 tax returns. Before the MLK Library closed, we served more tax payers than usual as we added an evening shift for tax preparation. As of March 8th, thanks to your generosity our volunteers continued to serve the community from a convenient site near 15th and K Streets NW. In addition, thanks to our partnership with Jubilee Jobs we were able to offer Sunday appointments to increase our capacity. We continue to partner with community organizations to promote our services and educate our clients about the importance of understanding their returns.
 
"I used to go to a paid preparer and found out that my 2014 tax returns were never submitted. You were able to help me figure out how to fix it all for free! Your volunteers are so professional and as someone from an older generation that is very important to me."  - Tax Payer at SECCC

Thank You Volunteers! CTA's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program owes its success to the volunteers! The Annual Volunteer Appreciation event has been scheduled for Tuesday, May 16th and is being hosted by McDermott Will & Emery. 
 
​Spring Benefit - Save the Date and Join Us! 
 
Have you ever joined us for our annual Spring fundraiser? Be sure to save the date because we are celebrating 30 years! Come and join us for a fun-filled evening on Thursday, June 1st at the terraces of the AICPA offices at the Willard Office Building. We will be sending out invitations soon!  
 
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Sincerely,

Joann Weiner
 
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CTA By The Numbers
Here's how far your donation goes!

The majority of our tax sites are fully staffed ad run by volunteers - but we still need your financial support to continue to make this happen! Take a look at how every dollar you donate returns $32 in tax refunds to the community!
 
 
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$30

Pays for pens for for tax payers to complete and sign their returns ($960 in refunds to the community)

$60

Pays for internet service for one month at a tax site ($1,920 in refunds to the community)


$130

Provides 3 hours of legal assistance to clients with tax controversies ($4,160 in refunds to the community)

$300

Pays for a laptop to speed refunds with electronic filing ($9,600 in refunds to the community)

$600

Provides one network printer for a tax site ($19,200 in refunds to the community)

$3000

Provides toner for 15 tax sites to print copies of 7,000 completed tax returns ($96,000 in refunds to the community). 
 
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Looking Ahead for Next Season

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program provides 12 hours of training for each new volunteer which translates to a total of over 7,000 completed returns per tax season! We woudn't be able to do what we do and help so many tax payers without YOU! 
 
 
 
 






 
 




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