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VITA - Free Tax Preparation by IRS certified volunteers

ACMG actively supports the community by providing free preparation and electronic filing of state and federal taxes under the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program for any individual/family whose household income meets the federal income threshold of $55,000 or less. IRS certified volunteers will prepare and e-file your state and federal tax returns at no cost.

Note: If your tax return (either individual or joint) has income exceeding $55,000 in 2018, you do not qualify for free tax preparation, but ACMG does offer a discount with TurboTax. You can link to the TurboTax discount page by clicking here.

If you missed attending our Community-Wide Free Tax Days, you can book an appointment at one of these other Syracuse area locations:

PEACE, Inc. at ShoppingTown Mall, Community Wing
3649 Erie Blvd. East | DeWitt, NY 13214  -  315-634-3756 Appointments Only
Hours: Tuesdays & Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesdays & Thursdays from noon - 7:00 p.m.

Whittax at Syracuse Universtity - Saturdays only by online appointment.
Visit  to book your appointment.

County Office Building
600 S. State St., 4th Floor | Syracuse, NY 13202 - 315-442-3242 Appointments Only
Hours: Mondays—Fridays: 8:30 a.m.—3:00 p.m.
English and Vietnamese
FSA Site: Mondays—Fridays: 12:30 p.m.—3:00 p.m.

1199 SEIU
250 S. Clinton Street | Syracuse, NY 13202
315-295-1822  Appointments Only
Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays*, Wednesdays, Thursdays* 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturdays 9:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m.
*Tax prep on Tuesdays & Thursdays for those with military income

You are REQUIRED by the IRS rules to bring:

  • 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)

  • 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

  • To file taxes electronically on a married-filing-joint tax return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms

  • 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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