File Your Taxes with NYC Free Tax Prep

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Maximum credits. Full refund. Your family deserves it. Get it back. 

If you earned $85,000 or less in 2023, file for FREE with an IRS-certified VITA/TCE volunteer preparer. The deadline to file a tax return for your 2023 taxes is April 15, 2024.

Review checklist of documents you need to file your taxes.



NYC Free Tax Prep for Individuals and Families


In-Person Tax Prep and Drop-off Service

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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.

 

Drop-off Service: You can drop off your tax documents and pick up the completed return later.

 

Open map to find your nearest NYC Free Tax Prep site.

Online Tax Prep Services

GetYourRefund.org is a virtual program that connects filers to NYC Free Tax Prep providers to have their return completed for them. Steps:

  1. Visit getyourrefund.org/nyc
  2. Sign into your account.
  3. Submit tax documents using your smartphone, tablet, or computer equipped with a camera.
  4. After all necessary documentation is submitted, an IRS-certified VITA/TCE preparer will verify your tax information and contact you.
  5. After speaking with a quality reviewer over the phone and signing the final version of your return, your quality reviewer will send your return to the IRS.

Virtual Tax Prep is a safe and reliable online tax prep service. You must have access to a computer, tablet, or smartphone; a stable internet connection; and the ability to download secure video conference software. An IRS certified Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)/Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) volunteer preparer will:

  • help you file your 2023 tax return during a 60-90 minute virtual call;
  • use a secure digital system to manage your tax documents;
  • answer your tax questions.

Assisted Self-Preparation allows filers to complete their tax return online on their own and an IRS certified VITA/TCE volunteer preparer will be available by phone or email to answer questions. Filers will need access to a computer, tablet, or smartphone; a stable internet connection; an email address, and their 2021 adjusted gross income (AGI) or self-select PIN.

List of Virtual Tax Prep and Assisted Self-Preparation Providers

Ariva
Hours of Operation: Beginning February 1, 2024, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Language(s): English and Spanish
Website: ariva.org/tax
Services Offered: Virtual Tax Prep

Project Hospitality
Hours of Operation: Beginning January 22, 2024, Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Language(s): English and Spanish
Website: projecthospitality.org
Services Offered: Virtual Tax Prep

Met Council
Hours of Operation: Beginning January 2, 2024, Tuesday – Thursday and Sunday: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Language(s): English, Haitian Creole, and Russian
Website: outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/NYCFreeTaxHelp@metcouncil.org
Services Offered: Virtual Tax Prep

Grow Brooklyn
Hours of Operation: Beginning January 26, 2024, Monday – Friday: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Language(s): English, Spanish, Chinese – Cantonese, Chinese – Mandarin, Haitian Creole, Bengali, Russian, Korean, and Arabic
Website: growbrooklyn.org
Services Offered: Remote Assisted Self Prep

BronxWorks
Hours of Operation: Beginning January 29, 2024, Wednesday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Language(s): English and Spanish
Website: bronxworkstaxes.as.me
Services Offered: Virtual Tax Prep

Food Bank
Hours of Operation: Beginning January 29, 2024, Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Language(s): English, Spanish, Chinese – Mandarin, Bengali, and Russian (depending on service type)
Website: Virtual Tax Prep (English), Virtual Tax Prep (Spanish), Assisted Self Prep
Services Offered: Virtual Tax Prep and Remote Assisted Self Prep

NYC Free Tax Prep for Self-Employed Filers

Year-Round Service for Small Business Owners, Freelancers, Gig Workers

NYC Free Tax Prep Services: January–April 2024

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At select in-person NYC Free Tax Prep sites, knowledgeable IRS certified VITA/TCE volunteer preparers can help self-employed filers complete an accurate tax return. This service is available to families with dependents who earned $85,000 individuals or couples who earned $59,000 or less in 2023 and have business expenses of $250,000 or less. Use our NYC Free Tax Prep map to find sites that offer self-employed/Schedule C assistance.

Reminder: Please review the checklist of documents you will need to file your 2023 tax return at an NYC Free Tax Prep site specifically for the self-employed.

Specialized Tax Prep and Business Services

If you work for yourself, you need to file taxes annually and make estimated tax payments quarterly. Sites specifically for the self-employed will offer free resources to help you grow your business, including:

Additional Information

FAQs about NYC Free Tax Prep, ITIN and tax credits

Read FAQs about NYC Free Tax Prep.

Read FAQs about Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN).

Child Tax Credit (CTC). Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Child and Dependent Care Credit. Learn more about valuable tax credits.

The IRS provides tax filers with many helpful resources. Learn more at irs.gov.

Consumer Bill of Rights

By law, tax preparers must give you a copy of the Consumer Bill of Rights Regarding Tax Preparers before beginning any discussions about tax preparation services. Learn more.

Be a Volunteer Preparer

Become a volunteer preparer this tax season. You can have a real impact on New Yorkers’ lives. Learn how you can make a difference.

NYC Annual Tax Season Initiative

Since 2002, NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP)—formerly the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA)— has coordinated the City’s Annual Tax Season Initiative. Learn more about our campaign, our NYC Free Tax Prep Coalition Members, and how you can be a community partner.




This page was updated on 01/2024.