Support Our Free Tax Site!
Since 2011, NYCOFI has offered free tax preparation services in East New York, Brooklyn, which has prepared more than 5,000 tax returns through a partnership with the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. Low-income tax site clients have claimed more than $3 million in Earned Income Tax Credits. In addition to tax preparation, we offer financial literacy training and talk to every client about saving or investing their return.
The VITA program starts with an outreach effort in the surrounding neighborhood. Organizers and canvassers distribute flyers and have conversations with local residents about the date the site opens, the hours it is available, and paperwork needed to file their returns. During the tax filing season, a bilingual greeter coordinates appointments and orients clients to the site when they arrive, including making sure they have appropriate documentation.
The tax site relies entirely on individual donations made to NYCOFI. Click below to ensure that this tax site continues to serve low-income communities!