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SaveUSA ACCOUNT

IMPORTANT: The limited-time opportunity for tax filers to open New York City's SaveUSA account has ended for 2014. Please speak with your tax preparer about other savings options.
 

 

New York City’s SaveUSA program offers an incentive to save at tax time. At select Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites throughout the City, you may have the opportunity to open a SaveUSA account when you file your taxes. Save at least $200 of your refund for a year and earn 50 cents for every $1 you save. Save $1,000 for the maximum $500 match. 
 
The program is available on a first come, first served basis and while funds last. 
 

To qualify for the SaveUSA program, you must:
  • Earn $52,000 or less if you have children 
  • Earn $18,000 or less if you do not have children
  • Have a minimum refund of $200 and agree to save at least $200 in the account
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Provide two forms of identification and proof of address in addition to your tax documents
  • Open the account at the time you file your taxes at a participating site

Site Locations:

Ariva - South Bronx 
69 East 167th Street, 2nd Floor
At Gerard Avenue
Bronx, NY 10452
Subway: 4 to 167th Street
Telephone: 718-292-2983
Hours of Operation: Site opens on January 16. Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 5pm-7:30pm; Wednesday, 12pm-7:30pm; Saturday, 10am-4pm
Languages: English, Español
                           

Food Bank for NYC - Carver Financial Literacy Center
300 West 145th Street
Between 8th and Bradhurst avenues
New York, NY 10039
Subway: A, B, C, or D to 145th Street
Hours of Operation: Site opens on January 21. Monday-Wednesday, 10am-7pm. Thursday, 10am-8pm. Friday and Saturday, 9am-5pm. Note: During March, site will be closed on Mondays and Fridays.
Languages: English, Español

Food Bank for NYC - BronxWorks Morris Senior Center
80 East 181st Street
Bronx, NY 10453
Subway: 4 to Burnside Avenue or D to 182nd Street
Hours of Operation: Site opens on January 21. Monday-Wednesday, 10am-7pm. Thursday, 10am-8pm. Friday and Saturday, 9am-5pm. Note: During March, site will be closed on Mondays and Fridays.
Languages: English, Español

Food Bank for NYC - Transfiguration of Christ Greek Orthodox Church
38-05 98th Street
Corona, NY 11368
Subway: 7 to Junction Boulevard
Hours of Operation: Site opens on January 21. Monday-Wednesday, 10am-7pm. Thursday, 10am-8pm. Friday and Saturday, 9am-5pm. Note: During March, site will be closed on Mondays and Fridays, and Saturday hours are 1pm-7pm.
Languages: English, Español, 中文, and Urdu

Food Bank for NYC - Capital One Bank
356 Fulton Street, 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Subway: A, C, F, or R to Jay Street – MetroTech
Hours of Operation: Site opens on January 21. Monday-Wednesday, 10am-7pm. Thursday, 10am-8pm. Friday and Saturday, 9am-5pm. Note: During March, site will be closed on Mondays and Fridays.
Languages: English, Español, 中文, and Русский

       

 

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