Local Tax Help
NYC Dept. of Consumer Affairs Office of Financial Empowerment Tax Assistance:
Prepare your taxes online at the library with help from a tax assistant.
To use this FREE program, you must:
- earn less than $60,000 (per tax return)
- have a valid e-mail address and basic computer skills
- bring all your relevant tax documents to the site
Central Library at Grand Army Plaza (Room 216)
January 26-April 15, 2015
Mondays: 10:30 AM - 8:00 PM (except 2/16)
April 6 and April 13 starts at 1:30 PM
Wednesdays: 1:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursdays: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
March 19 starts at 12:00 PM
Sundays: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (except 4/5)
Business and Career Library – January 27-April 15, 2015
Tuesdays: 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesdays: 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursdays: 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturdays: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
New Lots Library – January 26-April 15, 2015
Mondays: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM (except 2/16)
Wednesdays: 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Thursdays: 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Fridays: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
BPL branches offering free AARP tax preparation for low and middle income taxpayers:
All AARP free tax preparation sites operate on a first come, first served basis. Runs February 2, 2015 - April 15, 2015. For a list of documents you may need to bring, visit the AARP website.
To file taxes electronically on a married-filing-joint tax return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms.
Central Library at Grand Army Plaza (3rd Floor Trustees Room)
Mondays, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, February 2 - April 13 (except 2/16)
Wednesdays, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM, February 4 - April 15
Business and Career Library
Fridays, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, February 6 - April 10 (except 4/3)
Tuesdays, 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM, February 3 - April 14 (except 3/17)
BPL Tax Information and Planning:
any branches of the Brooklyn Public Library own:
J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax (Call# 336 L34 Y7) and
J.K. Lasser's 1001 deductions and tax breaks: the complete guide to everything deductible (Call# 343.75052 W).
Help around New York City:
For a list of Tax assistance sites by borough, click here.
Call the Tax Program Appointment Hotline (212) 505-EITC (3482) for locations throughout New York City.
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