Help With Taxes

FOOD BANK’S FREE TAX FILING SERVICE IS BACK!

MINIMAL CONTACT DROP-OFF LOCATIONS & 100% ONLINE SERVICES AVAILABLE FOR YOUR SAFETY AND CONVENIENCE

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR YOU TO KNOW:

  • Tax season starts January 24 and sites will remain open through April 18.
  • You are eligible for Food Bank’s free income tax services if you earned $60,000 or less in 2021.

Important Updates from the IRS

  • FAQs for 2021 Child Tax Credit and Advance Child Tax Credit Payments

    Recipients of advance Child Tax Credit payments will need to compare the amount of payments received during 2021 with the amount of the Child Tax Credit that can be claimed on their 2021 tax return.

    Those that received less than the amount they are eligible for can claim a credit for the remaining amount. Those that received more than they are eligible for may need to repay some or all of the excess amount.

    The IRS will send Letter 6419 in January of 2022 to provide the total amount of advance Child Tax Credit payments that were received in 2021. The IRS urges taxpayers receiving these letters to make sure they hold onto them to assist them in preparing their 2021 federal tax returns in 2022.

    https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-updates-faqs-for-2021-child-tax-credit-and-advance-child-tax-credit-payments

4 WAYS TO FILE FOR FREE

  • In-person
  • Drop-off Locations
  • File Remotely - 100% Online
  • File Yourself with Help

Important COVID-19 Information

Must show proof of fully vaccinated to be served INSIDE tax office

  • Mask wearing is required for ALL
  • Temperature check on site for ALL
  • If NO PROOF VACCINATION, you can choose to use the drop off option at the door
    Contact office if any questions (646-981-6111)

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.

YOU’RE ELIGIBLE TO FILE ONLINE IF:

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).

Why file with Food Bank?

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!

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 2021 income!

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

  • Is your adjusted gross income (AGI) $72,000 or less?
  • Do you qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)?
File For Free with Online Tax

Need Help? Visit a Self-Prep Assistance Site. MAKE AN APPOINTMENT NOW!

Starting February 1st, you can bring your tax documents to one of the sites below. Computers are available and our IRS-certified coaches can guide you through the self-filing process and answer any questions you may have.

Need assistance? Contact our Call Center at 646.981.6111, Friday, 9am to 7pm, and Saturday, 10am to 2pm, or email us at eitc@foodbanknyc.org.

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