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: nyc.gov/site/dca/consumers/file-your-taxes.page or to get started, visit: https://access.nyc.gov/programs/nyc-free-tax-prep/