Tax & Stimulus

Income Tax


Free Tax Preparation Assistance:

It’s time to file 2022 tax returns. To get your refund, Child Tax Credit, Earned Income Tax Credit, or missing stimulus money you must file a return! Low and moderate-income persons can get their taxes prepared for free at various locations around the District. For a list of the locations and their telephone numbers, see our Free Tax Preparation Flyer. You should make an appointment as soon as possible.

 Legal Aid does not provide tax preparation assistance or tax advice.  


For information about prior year stimulus payments, the 2022 Earned Income Tax Credit, the 2022 Child Tax Credit, and the DC Homeowner and Renter Property Tax Credit (Schedule H), see below. 



DC Homeowner and Renter Property Tax Credit (Schedule H)

Do you own or rent a home or apartment in the District? If so, credit provides tax relief to low-income homeowners who pay real property taxes and to renters who help support those payments. You may qualify to get this tax credit money even if you don’t owe any taxes to the District!

Earned Income Tax Credit

Did you work at any point during 2022, even if it was part-time, temporary, or gig work? Did you earn less than $59,187 if you are married and file jointly (or $53,057 if you file as an individual or head of household)? Then you may be eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit.

Missing Stimulus Payments

If you did not get all three rounds of stimulus payments, it’s not too late to find out why! Learn how to get your payments.

2022 Child Tax Credit

Do you have children 16 or under and at least $2,500 in earnings? You may be eligible for the Child Tax Credit. If so, you may be eligible for a credit against your taxes of up to $2,000 per child and for extra money in a refund.