In the last 15 years, Food Bank For New York City’s FREE citywide tax assistance program has put more than $1 billion back into the pockets of low-income New Yorkers. We rely on dedicated volunteers to support this impactful anti-poverty work. Whether you have professional financial experience, are studying in a related field, or are excited to gain new skills, we want YOUR help this tax season! Food Bank provides free training and basic IRS tax certification to allow volunteers of all professional backgrounds to get involved.

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. All VITA volunteer shifts will be suspended starting Monday, March 23rd at 9AM. This includes all in-person and virtual sites. IRS has extended the federal tax filing deadline to July 15. We will restart our VITA program as soon as it is safe to do so, at which time we will once again rely on dedicated volunteers like you to continue providing much-needed financial stability to low-income New Yorkers. We will reach out once we are able to resume and hope that you will be able to rejoin us for the extended tax season this summer. We also have volunteer opportunities available around our COVID-19 response efforts, learn more here.