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 January 23-April 18.
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, 10 Grand Army Plaza (Room 216 – Balcony Conference Room on 2/17, 4/11)
Mondays, 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM (no session 2/20); Tuesdays, 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM; Wednesdays, 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM; Fridays, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM; Sundays, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (no session 4/16)
New Lots Library, 665 New Lots Avenue
Mondays, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (no session 2/20); Tuesdays, 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM; Thursdays, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM; Fridays, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (no session 4/14); Sundays, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (no session 4/16)
Macon Library, 361 Lewis Ave.
Wednesdays, 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM; Saturdays, 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Washington Irving Library, 360 Irving Ave.
Mondays, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM (no session 2/20); Saturdays, 12:00 PM – 4:00 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. February 1 - April 17, 2017. 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, 10 Grand Army Plaza (Trustees Room, 3rd Floor)
Mondays, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (no session 2/20)
Bedford Library, 496 Franklin Avenue
Wednesdays, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM; Fridays, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM (no session on 4/14)
Leonard Library, 81 Devoe St.
Fridays, 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM (no session on 4/14)
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:
Call the Tax Program Appointment Hotline (212) 505-EITC (3482) for locations throughout New York City.
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