Tax Preparation Service Options
March 2021 Update: In-Person Tax Prep and Drop-off Service have limited capacity. We urge you to use Self-Prep with Help or Virtual Tax Prep to save time. Learn more at nyc.gov/taxprep
In-Person Tax Prep*—sit down with a volunteer preparer:
At in-person tax prep sites, knowledgeable IRS certified VITA/TCE volunteer preparers help filers complete an accurate tax return.
Drop-off Service*—drop off your documents and pick up your completed return later:
At drop-off service sites, filers can drop off their tax documents and pick up the completed return later.
*Filers using in-person or drop-off services, which are limited this year, must follow New York State health guidelines, including wearing a mask and social distancing appropriately during visit. In addition, organizations may conduct screenings or have additional requirements. Please do not arrive more than 15 minutes before your in-person appointment to allow for adequate social distancing. Sites have varying income eligibility requirements, please refer to site details. For most sites, single filers must earn $48,000 or less annually and families must earn $68,000 or less annually to use this service.
Reminder: Before visiting an NYC Free Tax Prep Site, make sure you gather all of your required tax documents.