Rappahannock United Way

3310 Shannon Park Dr., Fredericksburg, VA 22408    |    (540) 373-0041

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Rappahannock United Way cares about the health and safety of our community.  We are closely monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.  Check this page for updates and announcements.

Press Release (July 1, 2020)

Economic Impact Payments (April 6, 2020)

The Treasury Department and the IRS announced that distribution of economic impact payments will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people.

Taxpayers who filed tax returns for either 2019 or 2018 will automatically receive an economic impact payment of up to $1,200 for individuals or $2,400 for married couples and up to $500 for each qualifying child. Some taxpayers who typically do not file returns will need to submit a simple tax return to receive the economic impact payment.

Some taxpayers who typically do not file returns will need to submit a simple tax return to receive the economic impact payment. You can file your taxes for free via www.RUWFREETAXES.org.

For eligibility requirements and more information visit The IRS Website.

Updated Resource Information (March 27, 2020)

Looking for community resources to help during this challenging time?  We've updated our information page with details on Benefits, Housing, Food, Healthcare and more.  Please visit our COVID-19 Resources page for more information.

Press Release (March 25, 2020)

Updated Tax Filing Information (March 24, 2020)

All Rappahannock United Way Tax Sites have been closed until further notice to protect those most at risk, including our volunteers and taxpayers, and to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  We are noticing an influx of taxpayers calling for tax preparation and want to ensure everyone is aware of all the resources available.

Please download our flyer with additional options and information.

The FREE online filing system remains an option!

IRS Free File by Turbotax is free to any household with an income less than $36,000 in 2019.

MyFreeTaxes.com is free to all households (except those needing Schedule C, D, or E).

 

Confusing Social Media Post (March 19, 2020)

This social media post refers to a fund and information & referral service in Central Indiana.  If you are looking for Virginia Resources, please dial 2-1-1.  If you are looking for Fredericksburg area resources, dial 2-1-1, download our Quick Guide or (for housing issues) call (540) 358-5801.

Check our website often as other resources and supports become available.

 

From RUW President Janel Donohue (March 17, 2020)

Dear Rappahannock United Way family,

Thank you for continuously supporting our community through your donations, work and advocacy with Rappahannock United Way– our impact wouldn’t be possible without you.

We are aware of the current situation with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and we want to ensure you that we are working to keep our volunteers and clients safe.

With that in mind, we have made the difficult decision to close all Rappahannock United Way (RUW) Tax Sites until further notice to protect those most at risk, including our volunteers and taxpayers, and to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We regret the inconvenience this will cause taxpayers and have resources below for additional support.

Thanks to online tools provided by Intuit and MyFreeTaxes,  we will continue to offer an online option to file for free at home. If you are able to, we strongly urge you to file at home. Please share our website with family and friends who may still need to file. www.RUWFREETAXES.org

With the health of our volunteers, staff and community in mind,

Rappahannock United Way is also pausing its upcoming Reading Days and Book Sort-A-Thon. We will make an announcement as soon as we have new dates available.

We are offering a daily Story Time on our Facebook Page, at 11:00am, as an activity for families impacted by school closures. We also hope it provides a bit of stress relief and joy during these times of uncertainty. You can find our Facebook Page here: facebook.com/rappahannockunitedway

Our commitment to the community is not wavering. If you, or someone you know, is financially impacted by COVID-19, if you are worried about loss of earnings or increased expenses, such as childcare costs, Rappahannock United Way is here to help! Click here to learn more about resources.

If you would like to help those in our community impacted by COVID-19, please donate to RUW’s ALICE Assistance Fund which helps working households facing financial hardship due to the impact of unforeseen life events, like those caused by COVID-19.

Thank you again for your support!

Stay safe and be well,

Janel S. Donohue

UPDATE: Tax Sites now CLOSED (March 16, 2020)

All Rappahannock United Way Tax Sites have been closed until further notice to protect those most at risk, including our volunteers and taxpayers, and to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  We are noticing an influx of taxpayers calling for tax preparation and I want to ensure everyone is aware of all the resources available.

Please download our flyer with additional options and information.

The FREE online filing system remains an option!

IRS Free File by Turbotax is free to any household with an income less than $36,000 in 2019.

MyFreeTaxes.com is free to all households (except those needing Schedule C, D, or E).

 

RUW Events and Activities Cancelled (March 13, 2020)

Out of an abundance of caution, all Rappahannock United Way events and activities are cancelled through April 30, 2020.

RUW Meetings are being rescheduled, postponed, or will be held online.  Staff will contact meeting participants directly.

 

Tax Program Update (March 13, 2020)

Rappahannock United Way cares about the health safety of our tax clients and volunteers.  In an effort to continue offering tax services while also maintaining safety, RUW has decided to postpone all offsite locations for the time being. We will continue to operate our RUW tax site until further notice and will revisit this decision frequently using the latest available information. Please check the locations and schedule page for up-to-date information.

The FREE online filing system remains an option!

IRS Free File by Turbotax is free to any household with an income less than $36,000 in 2019.

MyFreeTaxes.com is free to all households (except those needing Schedule C, D, or E).