Free Tax Prep for Families

This tax season, help your families file taxes for free! There are 3 different organizations offering help to NYC families:

1. The Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA)'s sites around the City for free filing.

2. The Food Bank for NYC's VITA Tax services and online filing

3. The IRS offers free e-filing for low-income families

Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA)

DCA will be offering free FEDERAL AND STATE tax prep and filing at various locations across the city!

In person sites: Sit down with a certified tax preparer. Must make less than $54,000. Click here to see locations in all 5 boroughs.

Drop- off sites: Drop off documents and pick up the returns later at a location near you. Must make less than $54,000.

Online Assistance Site: Complete tax return online with help from a certified tax preparer. Must make less than $66,000 AND a vaild e-mail address. This is offered at one location only: Moshulu Montefiore Community Center (3450 Dekalb Avenue, Bronx, NY 10467).

Food Bank for New York City

The Food Bank for New York City is offering three ways to get help filing FEDERAL AND STATE taxes for families!

In person sites: File in Person from now until April 17th (Appointment only). Click here to see locations in all 5 boroughs.

Drop-off sites: Find a VITA (Virtual Intake Assistance) site nearest you to drop off all your documents where someone will prepare your tax return for you!

Online: File online through the Food Bank's partnerships with Turbo Tax (if you made less than $33,000) or H& R Block (if you made between $33,001- $66,000).


Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

The IRS provides free online filing of FEDERAL TAXES ONLY through their website.

Online ONLY: For families who made less than $66,000 last year, click here for a list of all websites or softwares where you can file for free.

For families who made more than $66,000 last year, click here for free fillable forms to e-file your taxes.


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