New York City Free Tax Preparation Sites

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  • Services can vary at each site due to availability of volunteers.
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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 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
    • 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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