File Your Taxes Safely and for Free

Tax Day was April 18. However, you can still file your tax return for free online or in-person with an IRS certified VITA/TCE volunteer preparer at an NYC Free Tax Prep site. If you owe the government money, be aware that late filing penalties apply.

Before you file your taxes, see what documents you need.


There are two ways to file your taxes safely and for free:


Annual income $62,000 or less.

  • The online service is quick, easy, and secure.
  • Step-by-step instructions make it easy to claim credits like the EITC and NYC CCTC and deductions to get the refund you deserve.
  • Experts are available by phone to help with questions.

If you earn $62,000 or less, click here to file your taxes with

If you earn $31,000 or less, click here to file your taxes with Turbo Tax Freedom Edition.

Click here to file your taxes online for free


In person at your local free tax preparation site:
Sites offering this service have varying income eligibility requirements. For most sites, you must earn $54,000 or less (with children) or $30,000 or less (no children).

Find an NYC Free Tax Prep site near you using our interactive map.

Download list of NYC Free Tax Prep sites (in PDF)

Click for map to find your local free tax prep site


Additional Information

Do you know your rights when using a tax preparer? Learn more

IRS provides tax filers with many helpful resources. Learn more

Did you know you could save money with NYC’s Commuter Benefits Law? Learn more

Did you open a SaveUSA account in 2015? Learn more

Did you use an NYC Free Tax Prep site to file your taxes? Let us know on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram using the hashtag #FreeTaxPrep.

Learn more about the City’s Annual Tax Time Campaign

Updated 4/19/2016