File Your Taxes with NYC Free Tax Prep

*Important Updates Due to COVID-19*

  • We urge eligible New Yorkers to use NYC Free Tax Prep services including, Virtual Tax Prep and Assisted Self-Prep to file taxes for FREE. Please continue to check this page for updates on NYC Free Tax Prep services including updated list of providers and information about in-person services.

NYC Free Tax Prep: Virtual Tax Prep

Virtual Tax Prep is an end-to-end service where an IRS certified Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)/Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) volunteer preparer will video conference with you to help prepare your 2019 tax return using a secure digital system. This service is available for families earning $64,000 or less in 2019 and single filers earning $45,000 or less in 2019. Note: Volunteer preparers can also assist non-filers with stimulus payments.

To use this service, you must have access to a computer, tablet, or smartphone; a stable internet connection; and the ability to download secure video conference software. Also, see checklist of documents you need to file your taxes

Bed Stuy Restoration Corporation
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Sunday, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Languages: English, French, Haitian-Creole, and Spanish
Schedule Appointment: Visit restorationplaza.org/tax-prep-2020 | Call 929-432-3314 | Email freetaxprep@restorationplaza.org
Additional Information: This service is available to filers living in Brooklyn.

BronxWorks
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Languages: English and Spanish
Schedule Appointment: Call 347-862-9374 | Visit bit.ly/bxworks-tax
Additional Information: This service is available to filers living in the Bronx. Service will not be available on May 25, July 3, and July 4.

Center for Family Life
Hours of Operation:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.; Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Languages: English, Russian, and Spanish
Schedule Appointment: Call 862-591-3447 | Visit bit.ly/sco-tax
Additional Information: This service is available to filers living in Brooklyn.

Fedcap
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Languages: English and Spanish
Schedule Appointment: Call 800-290-7189 | Visit singlestoptax.org
Additional Information: This service is available to filers living in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, or Queens.

Grow Brooklyn
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday-Thursday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Languages: English, Arabic, Russian, and Spanish
Schedule Appointment: Visit growbrooklyn.org/tax-appointment
Additional Information: This service is available to filers living in Brooklyn.

Met Council
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Languages: English, Russian, and Spanish
Schedule Appointment: Call 212-453-9532 | Email benefits@metcouncil.org
Additional Information: This service is available to filers living in Brooklyn.

Project Hospitality
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Languages: English and Spanish
Schedule Appointment: Call 646-417-1204 or 347-331-9265 | Visit projecthospitality.org/
Additional Information: This service is available to filers living on Staten Island.


NYC Free Tax Prep: Assisted Self-Preparation

Assisted Self-Preparation allows you to complete your tax return online on your own and an IRS certified VITA/TCE volunteer preparer will be available by phone or email to answer your questions. Please see site listing below for eligibility requirements.

To use this service, you must have access to a computer, tablet, or smartphone; a stable internet connection; an email address; and your 2018 adjusted gross income (AGI) or self-select PIN. Also, see checklist of documents you need to file your taxes.

Ariva
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Languages: English and Spanish
Tax Filing Website: ariva.org using TurboTax and OLT.
Tax Filing Help: Email arivafsahelp@gmail.com | Call 718-509-9783
Additional Information: This service is available to filers living in the Bronx. For TurboTax, your Adjusted Gross Income is $36,000 or less; OR you are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit; OR you are Active Military with Adjusted Gross Income of $69,000 or less. For OLT, your Adjusted Gross Income is between $14,000 and $69,000 OR you are Active Military with Adjusted Gross Income of $69,000 or less.

Bed Stuy Restoration Corporation
Hours of Operation: Monday-Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Languages: English, French, Haitian-Creole, and Spanish
Tax Filing Website: H&R Block
Tax Filing Help: Call 929-432-3314 | Email freetaxprep@restorationplaza.org
Additional Information: This service is available to filers living in Brooklyn. In addition, your Adjusted Gross Income is $69,000 or less AND your age is between 17 and 51; OR you are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit; OR you are Active Military with Adjusted Gross Income of $69,000 or less.

Center for Family Life
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Languages: English and Spanish
Tax Filing Website: Tax Act
Tax Filing Help: Call 862-591-3447 | Email Iperez@sco.org
Additional Information: This service is available to filers living in Brooklyn. In addition, your Adjusted Gross Income is $59,000 or less AND your age is 56 or younger; OR you are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit; OR you are Active Military with Adjusted Gross Income of $69,000 or less.

Fedcap
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Languages: English and Spanish
Tax Filing Website: singlestop.org using Intuit and OLT.
Tax Filing Help: Call 800-290-7189
Additional Information: This service is available to filers living in the Bronx, Brooklyn, or Manhattan. For Intuit, your Adjusted Gross Income is $36,000 or less; OR you are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit; OR you are Active Military with Adjusted Gross Income of $69,000 or less. For OLT, your Adjusted Gross Income is between $14,000 and $69,000 OR you are Active Military with Adjusted Gross Income of $69,000 or less.

Grow Brooklyn
Hours of Operation: By Appointment, Tuesday-Thursday, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Languages: English, Arabic, Russian, and Spanish
Tax Filing Websites: Tax Act or OLT
Tax Filing Help: Email freetaxes@growbrooklyn.org
Additional Information: This service is available to filers living in Brooklyn or Staten Island. For Tax Act, your Adjusted Gross Income is $59,000 or less AND your age is 56 or younger; OR you are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit; OR you are Active Military with Adjusted Gross Income of $69,000 or less. For OLT, your Adjusted Gross Income is between $14,000 and $69,000 OR you are Active Military with Adjusted Gross Income of $69,000 or less.

Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation (NMIC)
Hours of Operation: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Thursday, 1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Languages: English and Spanish
Tax Filing Websites: For English, visit nmic.org/taxes using TurboTax and OLT. For Spanish, visit nmic.org/impuestos using Tax Slayer
Tax Filing Help: Call 917-565-9252 | Email (English) taxhelp@nmic.org | Email (Spanish) impuestos@nmic.org
Additional Information: This service is available to filers living in the Manhattan. For TurboTax, your Adjusted Gross Income is $36,000 or less; OR you are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit; OR you are Active Military with Adjusted Gross Income of $69,000 or less. For OLT, your Adjusted Gross Income is between $14,000 and $69,000 OR you are Active Military with Adjusted Gross Income of $69,000 or less.

Urban Upbound
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Languages: English, Arabic, and Spanish
Tax Filing Website: Tax Act
Tax Filing Help: Email vita@urbanupbound.org
Additional Information: This service is available to filers living in Brooklyn or Queens. In addition, your Adjusted Gross Income is $59,000 or less AND your age is 56 or younger; OR you are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit; OR you are Active Military with Adjusted Gross Income of $69,000 or less.


Additional Information

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Updated 05/19/2020