File Your Taxes with NYC Free Tax Prep

The deadline to sign up for Advance Child Tax Credit payment was November 15, 2021. 

You can still file your 2020 tax return for free with NYC Free Tax Prep if you meet income requirements. Review checklist of documents you need to file your taxes. NYC Free Tax Prep providers can help you claim important tax credits including the Child Tax Credit. Note: If you owe the government money, be aware that late filing and/or late payment penalties may apply.

Please also monitor this webpage as we plan for the 2022 tax season.

NYC Free Tax Prep Service Options

In-Person Tax Prep and Drop-off Service

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In-Person Tax Prep: Knowledgeable IRS certified VITA/TCE volunteer preparers will sit down with you to complete an accurate tax return. Sessions take a minimum of 30 minutes.

Drop-off Service: You can drop off your tax documents and pick up the completed return later.

Open map to find your nearest NYC Free Tax Prep site.

Virtual Tax Prep

Virtual Tax Prep is a safe and reliable online tax prep service. An IRS certified Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)/Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) volunteer preparer will:

  • help you file your 2020 tax return during a 60-90 minute virtual call;
  • use a secure digital system to manage your tax documents;
  • answer your tax questions.

The following information is for virtual appointments only. Please do not arrive in person.

Ariva
Hours of Operation: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Tuesday, Friday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Language(s): English and Spanish.
Schedule Appointment: Email info@ariva.org to make an appointment.
Additional Information: Available for single filers with incomes up to $48,000 and for filers with dependents with incomes up to $68,000.

Grow Brooklyn
Hours of Operation: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Language(s): English, Spanish, and Russian.
Schedule Appointment: Visit growbrooklyn.org/appointments or call (347) 682-5606 to schedule an appointment.
Additional Information: Available for single filers with incomes up to $48,000 and for filers with dependents with incomes up to $68,000.

Met Council
Hours of Operation: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Language(s): English and Russian.
Schedule Appointment: Visit metcouncil.org/coronavirus or call (212) 453-9532 to schedule an appointment.
Additional Information: Available for single filers with incomes up to $48,000 and for filers with dependents with incomes up to $68,000.

Project Hospitality
Hours of Operation: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Language(s): English, Spanish, and Russian.
Schedule Appointment: Visit projecthospitality.org or call (718) 420-6466 or (718) 448-3470 to schedule an appointment.
Additional Information: Available for single filers with incomes up to $48,000 and for filers with dependents with incomes up to $68,000.


Additional Information

  • You have rights when using a tax preparer. Learn more.
  • The IRS provides tax filers with many helpful resources. Learn more at irs.gov.
  • 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.


Updated 11/2021