Free tax prep for New Yorkers

NYC Free Tax Prep | NYC Department of Consumer Affairs

1. How it Works

If you earned $66,000 or less last tax year, the City can help you file your taxes for free. You can file online or, if you make under $54,000, you can file in person.

  • File your taxes by April 17, 2018
  • File in person or online
  • Free Tax Prep sites are open year-round to assist you
  • If you qualify for tax credits such as EITC, Child Tax Credit, or Child and Dependent Tax Credit you can claim them when you file
  • If you get a refund, the IRS mails your refund or deposits it into your bank account
  • If you file in person, some sites let you drop off your tax documents and pick up the completed return later

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2. How to Apply

More ways to get help with this program

Visit the website

Visit the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs website for more information.

Call 311

Ask for tax preparation assistance.

Find a VITA or TCE location

Call 800-906-9887 to find the nearest Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) or Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE).

Visit a tax prep location

Visit a tax prep location to get help filing your taxes in person.

2. How to apply

Here are your options.

Apply online

The City can help you find a website where you can file your taxes for free.

File online

Apply in person

There are more than 200 NYC Free Tax Prep sites in all five boroughs that can help you file for free.

Find a tax prep location

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More ways to get help with this program

Visit the website

Visit the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs website for more information.

Call 311

Ask for tax preparation assistance.

Find a VITA or TCE location

Call 800-906-9887 to find the nearest Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) or Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE).

Visit a tax prep location

Visit a tax prep location to get help filing your taxes in person.

Updated June 21, 2018