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NYC Free Tax Prep | NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP)

1. How it Works

You qualify for free tax filing with NYC Free Tax Prep if your family earned $85,000 or less or if you’re a single filer who earned $59,000 or less in 2023. IRS-certified VITA/TCE volunteer preparers are available to help you file.

  • The deadline to file your 2023 tax return is April 15, 2024.
  • There are many ways you can file for free with NYC Free Tax Prep:
    • Virtual Tax Prep: A preparer can help you file your tax return during a 60-90 minute virtual call.
    • Assisted Self-Prep: Complete your tax return on your own. A preparer will be available by phone or email to answer your questions.
    • Drop-off service: Drop off your tax documents and pick up the completed return later.
    • In-person: Get your taxes prepared for free at a tax prep location near you.
  • At select in-person NYC Free Tax Prep sites, knowledgeable IRS-certified VITA/TCE volunteer preparers can help self-employed filers complete accurate tax returns.
    • This service is available to families with dependents who earned $85,000 or less and single filers who earned $59,000 or less in 2023 with business expenses of $250,000 or less.
  • When you file taxes, you may qualify for tax credits such as EITC, Child Tax Credit, or Child and Dependent Tax Credit. These tax credits can increase your refund.

2. Determine your eligibility

For tax year 2023, you’re eligible for NYC Free Tax Prep if you earned:

  • $85,000 or less in 2023 and have dependents.
  • $59,000 or less in 2023 and don’t have dependents.

Take a short survey to see if you might be eligible for this or 30 other programs.

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4. How to Apply

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More ways to get help with this program

More information

See the NYC Free Tax Prep FAQ.

Learn more about tax credits you can claim.

Last Updated April 4, 2024

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