Tax Day was April 15. However, you can still file your 2012 tax return for free through October 15. If you owe the government money, be aware that late penalties apply.
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If you began preparing your return before January 30 using myfreetaxes.com, you can complete and file your return using that program. Click the myfreetaxes.com button below.
You must have a valid e-mail address to use this free program.
Be sure to use a secure computer to protect your privacy.
Please gather the following information before you begin filing your tax return:
Birth dates for yourself, your spouse, and the dependents on the return
Your 2011 Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) or Self-Select PIN number. (AGI is the amount shown on your 2011 Form 1040, line 38; Form 1040A, line 22; or Form 1040EZ, line 4. The Self-Select PIN is the five-digit PIN you used to electronically sign your 2011 return.) If you cannot find this information, call the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) at 1-800-829-1040.
Wage and earning statement from your employer(s): Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R
Interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1098 and 1099)
Proof of any other income, e.g., lottery winnings
Total paid for child care provider and the provider’s Taxpayer Identification Number or SSN (if you are claiming the New York City Child Care Tax Credit)
Bank account and routing numbers (if you are directly depositing your refund). Note: If you use direct deposit, you should receive your federal tax refund within 21 days.
New York City residents must enter “NYC” only when prompted to fill in your locality (Box 20 on your W-2 form). Some W-2 forms incorrectly list “New York” in Box 20.
If you have tax questions, call the Food Bank Tax Hotline at (646) 315-7703, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
After preparing your tax return online, print a copy of your return for your records.
Note: The City is partnering with Intuit Inc. and myfreetaxes.com to offer online free tax preparation. Depending on your selection, you will be routed to one of our partner’s sites.