HOW IT WORKS
The City can help you file your taxes for free online or in-person. To learn more, visit: nyc.gov/taxprep.
— Individuals who earned $50,000 or less in 2021
— Families with dependents who earned $72,000 or less in 2021
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 returns during a 60-90 min call using a secure digital system.
Do your own taxes with easy-to-use tax filing software, but phone or email a volunteer for help when needed.
Live Tax Preparation Options:
— Drop-Off Service
You can drop off your tax documents and pick up the completed return later.
— In-Person Tax Prep
Knowledgeable IRS certified VITA/TCE volunteer preparers help you 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 visit. Organizations may also conduct screenings or have additional requirements.
— Reminder: Before visiting an NYC Free Tax Prep Site, make sure you gather all of your required tax documents.
HOW TO USE IT
— Most sites take appointments, though a few are on a walk-in basis only. Please find specific site information using this map to see if appointments are available near you.
— Hours of operation and languages offered vary depending on the VITA location site.
Languages: English, Spanish, possibly other languages depending on VITA location site.
Last updated 2/3/2022