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VITA - Free Tax Preparation by IRS certified volunteers

LOCAL UPDATE: the EITC (Earned Income Tax Credit) Free Tax Center will be available for income of $58,000 or less, Monday-Thursday from 5:30-9:30 pm and Saturday from 9 am - 2 pm for drop-off appointments only. Call (315) 295-1822 ext.111 to schedule a time and get full details.

Online Option: free online tax options are available for income of $73,000 or less using New York State Free File providers. Click here to visit the NYS Free File page for full details and links.

Checklist for Preparing Your Taxes:
  • Proof of identification (federally issued photo ID)

  • Social Security cards for you, your spouse and dependents - An Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) assignment letter may be substituted for you, your spouse and your dependents if you do not have a Social Security number. 

  • Proof of foreign status, if applying for an ITIN

  • Birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents on the tax return

  • Wage and earning statements (Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R,1099-Misc) from all employers

  • Interest and dividend statements from banks/credit unions (Forms 1099)

  • College Education Expenses (1098-T, 1098-E)

  • Health Insurance Exemption Certificate, if received

  • A copy of last year’s federal and state returns, if available.

  • Proof of bank account routing and account numbers for direct deposit such as a blank check

  • Daycare Information: Total paid for daycare provider and the daycare provider's tax identifying number such as their Social Security number or business Employer Identification Number

  • Forms 1095-A, B and C, Health Coverage Statements

  • Copies of income transcripts from IRS and state, if applicable

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