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.

March 17, 2021 UPDATE: The IRS deadline to file 2020 tax returns has been extended to May 17, 2021.

Please click or press the enter key on a service option to learn more. You can also use our guide to find which NYC Free Tax Prep service is best for you. For all options, make sure to review checklist of documents you need to file your taxes.

IMPORTANT: In Person Tax Prep and Drop-off Service have limited capacity. Use Self-Prep with Help or Virtual Tax Prep to save time.

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.

Food Bank for New York City
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. (Closed on April 2)
Language(s): English and Spanish
Tax Filing Website: foodbanknyc.org/file-your-taxes-for-free-with-turbo-tax using TurboTax.
Tax Filing Help: Call 646-981-6111 to make an appointment.
Additional Information: This service is available to filers with incomes up to $39,000.

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 or email mrivera@projecthospitality.org 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.

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.

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.

Food Bank for New York City
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Language(s): English, Spanish, Bengali, Chinese - Mandarin, Russian
Schedule Appointment: Visit foodbanknyc.org/taxhelp select “OPTION 1 – FILE REMOTELY," then click the orange "Get Started" button to file completely contact-free using your smartphone, tablet or computer. OR Call 646-981-6111 to make an appointment.
Additional Information: Available for single filers and filers with dependents with incomes up to $57,000.

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 or email mrivera@projecthospitality.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.

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.

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 04/20/2021