IMPACT AMERICA’S SAVEFIRST OFFERS FREE VIRTUAL & LOW-CONTACTTAX PREPARATION SERVICESMatt Boster
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Jan 15 2021 12:41 PM
Dothan, AL - Birmingham-based nonprofit Impact America is pleased to announce annual free tax
preparation services are now available online or at drop-off locations throughout Alabama. Impact
America’s SaveFirst initiative is now providing free income tax preparation services to households making
up to $57,000/year in partnership with ASK Telemarketing, AmeriCorps, and Code For America.
Residents may choose to either file their taxes online through SaveFirst’s 100% virtual filing process, or
visit one of SaveFirst’s drop-off sites where an IRS-certified volunteer will intake their tax documents for
free. Interested individuals should visit impactamerica.com/freetaxprep or call 1-888-99-TAX-AL to
schedule an appointment or access virtual tax preparation services.
Even in times of social distancing and the COVID-19 pandemic, Impact America is committed to
providing quality IRS-Certified tax preparation to people in need, leading to the launch of SaveFirst
Online, a virtual tax prep service. Brief, low-contact appointments for taxpayers to drop off documents for
virtual preparation will also be provided at tax sites. Now more than ever, when many households across
the state have been affected by the Coronavirus outbreak, SaveFirst ensures hardworking families have
access to free tax preparation and receive the largest tax refund possible.
The tax preparation service is aimed at assisting families eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit
(EITC). The EITC is the federal government's largest and most successful anti-poverty program for
low-income, working families . However, each year, Alabama families lose millions of dollars to
commercial tax preparers simply to access this benefit.
Local partners include Wiregrass United Way 2-1-1 and Wallace Community College-Dothan. Impact
America's SaveFirst initiative is in its fourteenth year of operation. In 2020, AmeriCorps Members
serving with SaveFirst trained 324 volunteers who provided free tax preparation services to 10,581
families in Alabama, Tennessee, and South Carolina - helping them to claim over $18 million in refunds
and saving them more than $4 million in commercial tax preparation fees. Impact America is an
For more information about our free online or drop-off tax services, visit impactamerica.com/freetaxprep
or call 1-888-99-TAX-AL to schedule an appointment.