Free Tax Return Preparation for Qualifying Taxpayers
“For hard-working New Yorkers struggling to make ends meet for their families, receiving the full potential of a tax refund is crucial.”
“The Financial Clinic is proud to offer one of the largest VITA tax preparation programs in New York City, offering free tax preparation to thousands of families each year with sites in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. Many of these families are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit, receiving on average more than $2,000, and now more than ever, we seek to ensure they receive the full amount they deserve.”
“In addition, our financial coaches and tax preparers help low-income New Yorkers maximize their savings at tax time by navigating available resources such as myRA retirement accounts and 529 college savings accounts.”
– Haidee Cabusora, Chief Program Officer, The Financial Clinic
What is VITA Tax Preparation Program?
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less annually. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.
Where can I file my taxes after April 18th?
Do you still need to file? Do you need to amend your tax return? Did you receive a letter from the IRS or from New York State and need assistance in preparing your response? The Clinic can help! Please make an appointment below or by calling (646) 810-4050 for our post-filing season tax clinic.
What documents do I need to bring for my appointment?
Visit the IRS website for a comprehensive list of documents.
Certain business expenses and situations are out of scope for the program. If you think this may apply to you, check the IRS guidelines.