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

View a list of relevant tax documents to bring to the sites.

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)

Bedford Library
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)

Greenpoint Library
Tuesdays, 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM, February 3 - April 14 (except 3/17)

BPL branch offering free income tax preparation in conjunction with Brooklyn College and the IRS:

Income limits: $30,000/year for individuals and $70,000/year for families.  They DO NOT prepare Schedules C, D and E.  For more information call 718-287-1142

Flatbush Library
Fridays, 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM, January 23 - April 10, 2015
Saturdays, 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM, January 24 - April 11, 2015

BPL Tax Information and Planning:

Brooklyn Public Library's Business Library's guide to tax 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:

AARP Tax-Aide Site Locator

For a list of Tax assistance sites by borough, click here.

Food Bank for New York City

Free Tax Preparation and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Local IRS offices in New York (help with federal taxes only)

New York City Office of Financial Empowerment

Call the Tax Program Appointment Hotline (212) 505-EITC (3482) for locations throughout New York City.

Small Business Owners:
See the Business Library's guide to filing taxes and information on upcoming workshops and events!


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