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Food Bank’s Free Tax Filing Service is Back

Free, High-Quality In-person and Online Tax Services

For over 20 years, Food Bank’s Tax Assistance Program has helped families get the refunds and credits they deserve – including the Child Tax Credit (CTC), and the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), which alone can be worth over $9,000.

Important Information For You To Know:

Tax season starts January 30 and sites will remain open through June 30th, 2023.

You are eligible for Food Bank’s free income tax service if you earned $60,000 or less in 2022.

Click here to download our tax latest flyer.

Important COVID-19 Information

Wearing masks may be required at some locations.

Contact office if any questions (646) 981-6111

You must make an appointment in order to file your taxes at one of our In-Person Centers. Book your appointment below by first selecting your borough, then selecting a tax site. You will receive a confirmation email and/or text message once your appointment is made.

Food Bank Drop-off Centers and Community Drop-off sites will be open February 1st – April 18th

Client Requirements for these locations:

  • Earn $60,000 or less
  • Make a Drop-Off appointment online – see Drop-Off Centers below to select the best location for you.
  • NOTE: Some locations may require mask wearing.
  • Bring all necessary documents to your Drop-Off appointment. See orange box below for the Tax Document Checklist
  • Be prepared for Drop-Off services only.

Find a Community Drop-off site near you

Start Filing Your Taxes Online Today

Check the criteria below first to ensure you’re eligible to file with Food Bank for free 100% online today.


  • Your income was $60,000 or less.
  • You have a working email and cell phone number (smart phone is preferred).
  • You must be able to participate on a short VIDEO CHAT (approx. 5 minutes) with one of our IRS-certified tax preparers for identity verification purposes. Approved video chat apps: FaceTime (iPhone). What’s App (iPhone and Android), or Microsoft Teams (iPhone and Android).


  • It’s completely FREE for eligible filers!!
  • It’s FAST!! The entire process takes around 7-10 business days – just have your tax documents ready. Find the full list of required tax documents HERE.
  • It’s SECURE!! We are sponsored and certified by the IRS.
  • It’s SAFE!! No need to leave your home or have any physical contact with our tax preparers.

Start Filing Your Taxes Online Today

If you’re eligible (see above), start the process to file your taxes and claim your refund today!

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Filing your own taxes online is easy and COMPLETELY FREE (for both Federal and State taxes)! All you need is a computer with internet access. Be sure to check your eligibility below based on your 2022 income!

If you can answer ‘yes’ to any of these questions, you qualify:

  • Is your adjusted gross income (AGI) $73,000 or less?
  • Do you qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)?
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Need assistance? Contact our Call Center at 646.981.6111, Mondays to Fridays 9am – 5pm , or email us at
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