• Finance

New Yorkers: File Your Taxes with NYC Free Tax Prep

On Thursday, January 26th, Mayor Eric Adams announced NYC Free Tax Prep services available to workers across the five boroughs in his State of the City Address. The program covers self-employed New Yorkers and provides free year-round income tax services to freelance workers and small businesses to help navigate tax filing, with an IRS-certified VITA/TCE volunteer preparers available to help you file.

Who is eligible?

Freelancers who live or work in New York City. Individuals must have earned $56,000 or less and families with dependents must have earned $80,000 or less in 2022 to file at an NYC Free Tax Prep site.

When is the tax-filing deadline?

The deadline to file a tax return for your 2022 taxes is April 18, 2023.

NYC Free Tax Prep offers both in-person and remote services, including:

  • In-Person Tax Prep: At an NYC Free Tax Prep site for in-person tax prep, an IRS-certified Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)/Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) volunteer preparer.
  • Drop-off Service: At an NYC Free Tax Prep site for drop-off service, you can drop off your tax documents and pick up the completed return later.
  • Virtual Tax Prep: An IRS-certified VITA/TCE volunteer preparer will help you file your tax return during a 60-90 minute virtual call; use a secure digital system to manage your tax documents; and answer your tax questions.
  • Self-Prep with Help: Do your own taxes with easy-to-use tax filing software but phone or email a volunteer for help when needed.

For more information, visit: or to get started, visit:

Freelancers Union Creating a better future for all independent workers across the United States.

View Website