From: The Honorable Peter J. Roskam
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Date: 11/30/2016

Dear Colleague:


By now you should have received an invitation from the Computer and Communications Industry Association for a briefing on the Free File program.
As lead sponsors of HR 4938 The Free File Act of 2016, and the Co-Chairs of the House Free File Caucus, we are pleased to encourage you and your staff to attend this briefing to learn more about the Free File program. This innovative public-private
partnership offers free online tax preparation and e-filing services to low and moderate income taxpayers at no cost to the government. The briefing will also provide you with outreach materials to inform eligible taxpayers in your districts how they may take
advantage of this program.


IRS Free File Program Briefing Information

Time: 10am

Date: Tuesday, December 6

Location: HVC-200


Since 2003, Free File ( has donated over 30 million federal (and in many cases, state) tax returns to hard working American families.  With over 100 million taxpayers eligible, Free File is an
outstanding complement to other free tax preparation services like Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), and AARP Tax-Aide.


The briefing is sponsored by the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) and will feature presentations by representatives from the Internal Revenue Service, the Free File Alliance and community-based organizations providing Free File in their
communities. They will also provide information for you to use to communicate directly with your constituents.


We have personally seen the benefits of Free File in our communities and encourage you and your staff to attend the briefing. If you have any questions, please contact Joe Fawell with Rep. Peter Roskam, Hana Greenberg with Rep. Ron Kind, Matthew Russell
with Rep. Conaway, or Edward Hill with Rep. GK Butterfield.