Help With Taxes

Food Bank’s Tax Assistance Program provides low-income New Yorkers with free tax preparation services, helping them get the refunds and credits to which they are entitled. This includes the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), which alone can be worth up to $8,852 for families. You earned it, Food Bank will help you claim it.

VITA TAX PROGRAM TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED IN LIGHT OF COVID-19

In light of the most recent developments around COVID-19, including the new workforce restrictions shared by Governor Cuomo, we have made the difficult decision to temporarily suspend all tax services until further notice. This includes all in-person and virtual sites. The IRS has extended the federal tax filing deadline to July 15. We will resume our VITA program as soon as it is safe to do so, and plan to provide services through the extended tax season this summer. In the meantime, you still have the option to file your own taxes online for free at one of the sites below based on your 2019 income. Continue to check our website and follow us on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) for future updates and announcements.

FREE SELF-FILING IS STILL AVAILABLE!

Filing your own taxes online is easy and COMPLETELY FREE (for both Federal and State taxes)! All you need is an email address, a computer with internet access, and basic computer skills. Be sure to CLICK THE CORRECT BUTTON below based on your 2019 income!

Be sure to have THESE DOCUMENTS on hand when you’re ready to file!

Need assistance? Contact our Call Center at 646.981.6111, Monday – Friday, 9:00am to 4:30pm, or email us at eitc@foodbanknyc.orgHave Questions about the IRS stimulus payments? Find the latest information and FAQs here.

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