Low income New Yorkers can get FREE income tax preparation assistance from the NYC Food Bank. New Yorkers who earn $52,000 or less with dependents or $20,000 or less without dependents are eligible. Free tax preparation is also available to self-employed taxi drivers and childcare providers.
In the past year, Food Bank For New York City helped get hard working New Yorkers more than $81 million they were owed in tax refunds and credits. One of the tax credits the program can help you receive is the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), which can be worth $8,000 or more.
The April 15th tax filing deadline is now two weeks away, so don’t wait for the last minute to make an appointment. Click here for more information about eligibility for the tax preparation help, and for addresses in all five NYC boroughs.
Use Intuit’s EITC Calculator to determine if you are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit.