Now that we are in February, it doesn’t take a prognosticator like Staten Island Chuck to determine that income tax season is upon us.
And with the new federal tax law taking effect this year, we are sure that there are many New Yorkers who are wondering how they will be affected by the new law’s major tax changes.
On Saturday, February 10, the DOE and the NYC Community Schools Initiative are partnering with the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) to hold the City’s first-ever citywide NYC Free Tax Prep-a-Thon.
Throughout this special one-day event, City residents across all five boroughs with an annual income of $54,000 or less in 2017 can seek help from IRS-certified VITA/TCE volunteer preparers to claim deductions and credits and file tax returns for FREE.
In addition, Prep-a-Thon attendees may seek FREE one-on-one professional financial counseling and receive FREE eligibility screenings for local, state, and federal health and human service benefits. Each location will also host a resource fair and provide fun activities for kids.
Interested? Here are all the details:
Event Date & Time: Saturday, February 10, from 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
- Tax Filing: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
- Financial Counseling: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
- Resource Fair: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Locations (all sites are wheelchair accessible):
Bronx Early College Academy
250 East 164 Street
Bronx, NY 10456
Juan Morel Campos Secondary School
215 Heyward Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Flushing High School
35-01 Union Street
Flushing, NY 11354
P.S. 46 Arthur Tappan School
2987 Frederick Douglass Boulevard
New York, NY 10039
Curtis High School
105 Hamilton Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10301
Before attending the Prep-a-thon, make sure you bring all the financial documents and forms of identification that you will need to file your taxes. If you intend to file a joint tax return with your spouse, please make sure that both of you attend the event.
Can’t make the event, but remain interested in free tax prep? Visit DCA’s webpage or call 311 and ask for tax preparation assistance.