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1. How it Works

You qualify for free tax filing with NYC Free Tax Prep if your family earned $80,000 or less or if you’re a single filer who earned $56,000 or less in 2022. IRS-certified VITA/TCE volunteer preparers are available to help you file.

  • The deadline to file your 2022 tax return is April 18, 2023.
  • 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.
  • When you file your 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.
    • If you get a refund, the IRS mails it to you or deposits it into your bank account.

2. Determine your eligibility

You’re eligible for free tax prep if you earned this in 2022:

  • $80,000 or less and have dependents
  • $56,000 or less and you 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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3. What you need to include

See a list of documents you’ll need to file your taxes.

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4. How to Apply

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 January 27, 2023

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