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NYC Free Tax Prep

 
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HOW IT WORKS
If you earn $68,000 or less in 2020, the City can help you file your taxes for free. You can file online or in person. To learn more, visit: nyc.gov/taxprep
 
ELIGIBILITY
— Single filers with incomes up to $48,000.
— Filers with dependents with incomes up to $68,000.
 
SERVICES
Virtual Tax Preparation
— Online tax prep service where an IRS-certified Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)/Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) volunteer preparer will:
— Help you file your 2020 tax return during a 60-90 min virtual call;
— Use a secure digital system to manage your tax documents;
— Answer your tax questions.
 
Self-Prep with Help
— You can do your own taxes with easy-to-use tax filing software, but contact a volunteer preparer for help when needed.
 
Drop-Off Service
— Locations are limited this year due to COVID-19, so filers with internet access are encouraged to consider online service options.
— At an NYC Free Tax Prep site for drop-off service, you can drop off your tax documents and pick up the completed return later. Filers must follow NY State health guidelines, including wearing a mask and practicing social distancing appropriately during the visit.
 
In-Person Tax Prep
— Locations are limited this year due to COVID-19, so filers with internet access are encouraged to consider online service options.
— At an NYC Free Tax Prep site for in-person tax prep, knowledgeable IRS certified VITA/TCE volunteer preparers will sit down with you to complete an accurate tax return. — Sessions take a minimum of 30 minutes. Filers must follow NY State Health guidelines, including wearing a mask and social distancing appropriately during the visit.
 
HOW TO USE IT
VITA/TCE sites are generally located at community and neighborhood centers, libraries, schools, shopping malls, and other locations. To locate the nearest VITA/TCE site near you use the VITA Locator Tool: irs.treasury.gov/freetaxprep or call 800-906-9887.
— Call 718-509-9958 to schedule an appointment. Hours of operation and languages offered vary depending on the VITA location site.
— Hours of Operation: (vary depending on VITA location site)
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 11AM – 8PM
Tuesday, Friday: 11AM-6PM
Saturday: 10AM-5PM
 
Languages: English, Spanish, possibly other languages depending on VITA location site.
 
Last updated 3/3/2021