New York City Free Tax Preparation Sites


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  • Services can vary at each site due to availability of volunteers.
  • Please contact the site directly for any specific requests.
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  • To have your nearest In Person sites texted to you, text "Taxes" to 42033.

Before You Visit a Tax Preparation Site:

  • In Person: At these sites, you will sit down with an IRS Certified VITA/TCE preparer to complete your return.

    • Some NYC Free Tax Pre sites have special services if
    • You are self-employed.
    • You are applying for an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number.
    • You are a senior over age 60 with pension or retirement-related questions.
    • You need to file or change your return from a previous tax year.
    • Some sites have income limits. For most sites, you must have earned $54,000 or less in 2017 to use this service.
  • Drop-off: At these sites, you will drop off your documents and pick up the completed return later.
    Some sites have income limits. For most sites, you must have earned $54,000 or less in 2017 to use this service.
  • Assisted Self-Preparation: Complete your tax return online at certain NYC Free Tax Prep sites with help from an IRS Certified VITA/TCE preparer.
    You must have earned $66,000 or less in 2017 and have a valid email address to use this service, and have your 2016 Adjusted Gross Income.
  • Identification:

    • Government-issued photo ID (includes IDNYC)
    • New York State recommends using an NYS driver’s license or non-driver ID to file. Returns filed using other forms of identification will be subject to additional identify verification that can delay your refund.
    • Social Security or Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers and birth dates for you, your spouse, and your dependents
  • Proof of Income:

    • Forms W-2, 1098, 1099s, or income and expense records if you are self-employed
    • (See below for detailed list.)
  • Banking Information:

    • Bank account and routing numbers for direct deposit of your refund
    • Need to open bank account? Visit nyc.gov/safestart to find out how you can open an NYC SafeStart Account. The NYC SafeStart Account has no overdraft fees and no monthly fees if you maintain a minimum balance of $25 or even less depending on the financial institution.
  • Other:

    • 2016 tax return (if available)
    • To file online: You must have need your 2016 Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) or Self-Select PIN Number.
    • If you cannot find this information on the return or do not have your 2016 tax return, call the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) at 1-800-829-1040 or visit IRS.gov/GetReady
    • Proof of health insurance coverage or Health Insurance Exemption Certificate for you, your spouse, and your dependents
    • Payment records for child care, including the provider's name, address, and Employer Identification Number, Taxpayer Identification Number, or Social Security number
    • Records of cash and non-cash charitable contributions
If you are filing a joint return, both spouses must be present.
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