Free Tax Preparation Assistance

Visit to explore NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection’s resources to prepare your 2023 taxes for free:

NYC Free Tax Prep -  Trusted, Professional Filing.
NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection.

Use NYC Free Tax Prep to file for free and keep your whole refund.
For families
Income of $85,000 or less in 2023.
For single filers
Income of $59,000 or less in 2023.
Work with a knowledgeable IRS certified VITA/TCE volunteer preparer to complete an accurate tax return. There are 4 ways to file and more than 130 sites in all 5 boroughs.
Choose how you want to file.
In-Person Tax Prep Sit down with a volunteer preparer.
Drop-off Service Drop off your tax documents and pick up the completed return later.
Virtual Tax Prep* It’s In-Person Tax Prep but online!
Assisted Self-Prep* Do your own taxes online using free filing software but phone or email a volunteer for help.
Get your documents ready.
Photo ID (includes IDNYC)
Tax ID for you, your spouse, and your dependents (Social Security Number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number)
Proof of income (includes Forms W-2, 1098, 1099, or income and expense records if you are self-employed)
Child care expenses (if applicable), including provider information and Tax ID number
Account and routing numbers for direct deposit of your refund
Signatures of both spouses if you file a joint return.
For more information about all services and eligibility, visit or call 311 and ask for "tax preparation."

*Online services are safe and reliable.

 Year-Round Service for the Self-Employed
small business owners, freelancers, gig workers
If you work for yourself, you need to file taxes annually and make estimated tax payments quarterly. Access free year-round resources, including:
• In-Person Specialized Tax Prep*
(for quarterly tax filings + annual tax return)
• One-on-One Consultations and Group Sessions*
• Workshops†
• Toolkits + More†
*Must earn $85,000 or less (families) or $59,000 or
less (single filers) with business expenses of $250,000
or less. Look for in-person sites that offer Self-Employed/ Schedule C assistance.
† No income or expense limits apply.
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Other free tax preparation services in Brooklyn.

  • GetYourRefund – Online Service
    • Virtual program that connects filers to NYC Free Tax Prep providers to have their return completed for them. Free to qualifying households. Create an account on to get started. You may also find contact information of providers here.
  • Grow Brooklyn Free Tax Prep
    • Available to families with dependents who earned $85,000 or less, individuals who earned $59,000 or less, and self-employed filers with expenses of $35,000 or less in 2023.
    • Locations throughout Brooklyn.
    • Make an appointment online or call 347-682-5606 Tuesday-Friday 12PM– 8PM/Saturday 12PM-4PM. For more information email
  • Brooklyn Public Library
    • Free tax assistance is available to those who qualify, in collaboration with several providers and the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection.
    • Specific services vary by provider, as well as hours and availability at specific branches. For the most up-to-date information please visit
  • Community Tax Aid
    • Free virtual tax preparation for families with dependents who earned $57,000 or less and individuals who earned $35,000 or less, with less than $11,000 Investment Income.
    • In-person assistance at 3 locations: Bedford-Stuyvesant, Manhattan and Queens. Appointments available after submitting tax documents to Community Tax Aid.
    • For information visit, call call 646-200-5080 or email
  • IRS – Free Tax Return Preparation for Qualifying Taxpayers
    • IRS’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs offer free basic tax return preparation to qualified individuals. Sites are operated by IRS partners and staffed by volunteers. A majority of the TCE sites are operated by the AARP Foundation’s Tax Aide program.
    • Find a site using the VITA Locator Tool at or call 800-906-9887. To locate the nearest AARP TCE Tax-Aide site between January and April use the AARP Site Locator Tool or call 888-227-7669.
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