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Prepare Taxes for Low-Income Families

New York Cares Tax Prep


Income tax filing is required of nearly every individual or family in every community and city across the United States, but many families face new challenges each day ranging from the affordability of groceries and school supplies to the rising costs of bills and rent. Few could manage the added expense of a paid tax preparer to help find and file for each and every refund available to them. That's why New York Cares is proud to offer the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program to provide low and moderate-income individuals and families, immigrants, non-English speakers, seniors, and self-employed individuals access to accurate, professional tax preparation services at no cost.

Increasing the accessibility of this free service to the thousands of eligible New Yorkers across the city can only be made possible with more volunteer support. That's where you come in. Become an IRS certified tax preparer and volunteer with New York Cares this season.



Tax Prep Impact Number 2017

What's Next?

Having trouble getting started with Tax Prep? Follow our decision tree to help get you on the right path.


Returning to Tax Prep?

If you have volunteered with New York Cares' Tax Prep Program in the past, follow these steps to complete your certification for this year.