File Your Taxes with NYC Free Tax Prep

NYC Free Tax Prep Service Options

If you earned $68,000 or less in 2020, use NYC Free Tax Prep to file for free—including from home—and claim refund-boosting tax credits like the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Recovery Rebate Credit. Please click or press the enter key on a service option to learn more. For all options, make sure to review checklist of documents you need to file your taxes.

Note: The IRS deadline to file 2020 tax returns is April 15, 2021.

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.

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: Call 718-509-9958 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.

Bed-Stuy Restoration Corporation
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Language(s): English and Spanish
Schedule Appointment: Visit restorationplaza.org/tax-prep-2021/; call 929-432-3314 or email freetaxprep@restorationplaza.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.

Chhaya
Hours of Operation: Monday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Thursday and Friday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Language(s): English, Spanish, Bengali, Hindi, Urdu
Schedule Appointment: Visit Chhayacdc.org/tax or call 718-478-3848 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, Saturday, and Sunday: 12 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Language(s): English, Spanish, Chinese – Mandarin, Haitian Creole, Arabic, Urdu
Schedule Appointment: Call 347-682-5606 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.

Met Council
Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Friday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Language(s): English, Spanish, Russian
Schedule Appointment: Call 212-453-9532 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.

Project Hospitality
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Language(s): English, Spanish, Chinese - Mandarin, Russian
Schedule Appointment: Call 718-420-6466 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.

Singlestop
Hours of Operation: Monday and Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Language(s): English, Spanish, Chinese - Mandarin, Haitian Creole
Schedule Appointment: Call 800-290-7189 or email TaxSupport@singlestop.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.

Urban Upbound
Hours of Operation: Tuesday, Friday, Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Language(s): English, Spanish
Schedule Appointment: Visit uutax.org or email Vita@urbanupbound.org or call 718-784-0877 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.

Self-Prep with Help

Self-Prep with Help (or Assisted Self-Prep) is a safe and reliable online tax prep service. Do your own taxes with easy-to-use tax filing software but contact a volunteer preparer for help when needed.

BronxWorks
Hours of Operation: This service is available 24 hours/7 days a week.
Language(s): English and Spanish
Tax Filing Website: Bronxworks.org/VITA using TurboTax.
Tax Filing Help: Email taxes@bronxworks.org to make an appointment.
Additional Information: This service is available to filers with incomes up to $36,000.

Grow Brooklyn
Hours of Operation: Monday and Wednesday: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Language(s): English, Spanish, Chinese – Mandarin, Haitian Creole, Russian
Tax Filing Website: growbrooklyn.org/freetaxes using OLT.
Tax Filing Help: Call 347-682-5606
Additional Information: This service is available to filers with incomes between $16,000 and $72,000.

Grow Brooklyn
Hours of Operation: Monday and Wednesday: 12 p.m. – 9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Language(s): English, Spanish, Chinese – Mandarin, Haitian Creole, Russian
Tax Filing Website: growbrooklyn.org/freetaxes using TaxAct.
Tax Filing Help: Call 347-682-5606
Additional Information: This service is available to filers age 56 or younger with Adjusted Gross Income up to $63,000 or Active Duty Military with Adjusted Gross Income of up to $72,000.

NMIC
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Language(s): English and Spanish
Tax Filing Website: nmic.org/taxes using TurboTax.
Tax Filing Help: Call 929-415-8745 to make an appointment.
Additional Information: This service is available to filers with incomes up to $39,000.

NMIC
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Language(s): English and Spanish
Tax Filing Website: nmic.org/taxes using OLT.
Tax Filing Help: Call 929-415-8745 to make an appointment.
Additional Information: This service is available to filers with incomes between $16,000 and $72,000.

Project Hospitality
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Language(s): English, Spanish, Chinese – Mandarin, Russian
Tax Filing Website: projecthospitality.org using TurboTax.
Tax Filing Help: Call 819-420-6466 to make an appointment.
Additional Information: This service is available to filers with incomes up to $39,000.

Singlestop
Hours of Operation: This service is available 24 hours/7 days a week.
Language(s): English, Spanish, Chinese – Mandarin, Haitian Creole
Tax Filing Website: singlestop.org using TurboTax.
Tax Filing Help: Email TaxSupport@singlestop.org or call 800-290-7189 to make an appointment.
Additional Information: This service is available to filers with incomes up to $39,000.

Drop-off Service

Drop-off Service locations are limited this year, we encourage filers with internet access to consider the above online service options—Virtual Tax Prep and Self-Prep. At an NYC Free Tax Prep site for drop-off service, you can drop off your tax documents and pick up the completed return later. Filers must follow New York State health guidelines, including wearing a mask and practicing social distancing appropriately during visit. Sites may conduct screenings or have additional requirements. Open map to find your nearest NYC Free Tax Prep site.

In-Person Tax Prep

In-Person Tax Prep locations are limited this year, we encourage filers with internet access to consider the above online service options—Virtual Tax Prep and Self-Prep. At an NYC Free Tax Prep site for 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. Filers must follow New York State health guidelines, including wearing a mask and social distancing appropriately during visit. Sites may conduct screenings or have additional requirements. Open map to find your nearest NYC Free Tax Prep site.


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.
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Updated 02/23/2021