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If you earned $64,00 or less last tax year, the City can help you file your taxes for free. You can file online or, if you make under $54,000, you can file in person. If you earn $64,000 or less, use NYC Free Tax Prep to file for free and keep your whole refund. File your taxes by April 18, 2017 File in person or online Free Tax Prep sites are open year-round to assist you If you qualify for tax credits such as EITC, Child Tax Credit, or Child and Dependent Tax Credit you can claim them when you file If you get a refund, the IRS mails your refund or deposits it into your bank account If you file in person, some sites let you drop off your tax documents and pick up the completed return later. To be eligible to file your taxes in person for free, your income must be $54,000 or less for the previous year. To be eligible to file your taxes online for free, your income must be $64,000 or less for the previous year.
File online: you can file your taxes online,using one of the free sites the City recommends. File in person: you may qualify to have your taxes prepared for free in person at one of the tax prep locations near you. The City can help you find a website where you can file your taxes for free. File online There are more than 200 NYC Free Tax Prep sites in all five boroughs that can help you file for free. Find a tax prep location ; Call 311 Ask for tax preparation assistance. Visit the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs website for more information. If you qualify, visit a tax prep location to get help filing your taxes in person. Call 800-906-9887 to find the nearest Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) or Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE). Call 311 and ask for tax preparation assistance. Visit a tax prep location Visit a tax prep location to get help filing your taxes in person.
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required_document To file you will need to provide proof for the following: Your identity: such as a government-issued ID, including IDNYC. Proof of income: Forms W-2, or income and expense records if you are self-employed. Your bank account and routing number, if you want your refund by direct deposit. Health insurance coverage: Form 1095-A/B/C or and exemption. Child care expenses, if applicable. Depending on your situation, you may also receive other documents such as interest on student loans (Form 1098-T) or Social Security benefits (Form SSA-1099). Be sure to have these forms available when you file you you can get the maximum refund.