Brooklyn Public Library can help you prepare your own taxes online… for free!
To participate in this free program, you must have a valid e-mail address and basic computer skills, and you must bring all required information to the site (See below for a list of information you’ll need to file your taxes).
Monday 10:30am – 2:30pm
Wednesday 10:30am – 2:30pm
Thursday 5:00pm – 7:30pm
Saturday 10:30am – 4:30pm
Information you will need to file your taxes:
Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) for all names on the return, including dependents
Birth dates for yourself, your spouse, and your dependents on the return
Your 2016 Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) or Self-Select PIN number. (AGI is the amount shown on your 2016 Form 1040, line 38; Form 1040A, line 22; or Form 1040EZ, line 4. The Self-Select PIN is the five-digit PIN you used to electronically sign your 2016 return.) If you cannot find this information, call the IRS at 1-800-908-9946 or visit irs.gov and search "get transcript" to request a Tax Return Transcript.
Wage and earning statement from your employer (s): Form W-2, Form W-2G, 1099-R
Interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1098 and 1099)
Proof of any other income, e.g. lottery winnings
Total paid for child care provider and the provider’s Taxpayer Identification Number or SSN (if you are claiming the New York City Child Care Tax Credit). Bank account and routing numbers (if you are directly depositing your refund). You can find these numbers at the bottom of checks.
If you purchased health insurance through the marketplace, bring form 1095-A and dependents’ proof of income (if applicable).
For more information, visit nyc.gov/taxprep or call 311 and ask for tax preparation assistance.