Butterfield to Encourage North Carolinians to Use Free Tax Prep Assistance Program

WASHINGTON, DC – On Friday, February 22, Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) will be joined by North Carolina Department of Revenue officials and community and industry leaders to urge eligible North Carolinians to use the Free File program to prepare and file their taxes for free. Butterfield will speak at a public briefing on the Free File program, which provides eligible taxpayers free use of name-brand tax software products through a partnership between the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and tax software companies.

Taxpayers with an adjusted gross income of $57,000 or less in 2012 – 70 percent of all taxpayers – can use Free File.  This program not only helps people save on the cost of tax preparation, but also empowers them to claim the credits and deductions for which they are eligible.

Following the briefing, the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) will hold a Free File Training workshop open to the public.

WHO:  Congressman G. K. Butterfield

Sharon Tanner, North Carolina Department of Revenue

Felicia Coley, North Carolina Department of Revenue

Anthony Bedell, Intuit Financial Freedom Foundation

David Macklin, Computer & Communications Industry Association


WHAT:                 To Encourage Eligible North Carolinians to Use Free File at Tax Time and Free File Training workshop

WHEN:                 Friday, February 22, 2013


 9:00 a.m:  STRIVE

600 West Third Street

Greenville, NC    


1:30 p.m:  Franklin- Vance- Warren Opportunity, Inc. – Louisburg Office

167 NC Highway 56 East

Louisburg, NC


For more information about NC Free File, please visit www.taxprephelp.org or www.dornc.com.