Tax Preparation Service 2020

In partnership with Grow Brooklyn, we are offering free Virtual Tax Preparation Services to our low-income members and community members. Grow Brooklyn’s virtual programs meet all IRS security standards and privacy protections. Filers can also virtually “meet” with a live tax preparer and discuss any tax issues in real time.

Self-Tax Preparation with Guided Support

Prepare and e-file your own tax return for free with TaxAct or OLT that includes phone support from IRS-Certified  Volunteer Preparers, as needed.

Income restrictions:

  • TaxAct
    • Adjusted gross income is $59,000 or less, and
    • 56 years old or younger, or
    • Eligible for the EITC, or
    • Active military and my adjusted gross income is $69,000 or less.
  • OLT
    • Adjusted Gross Income is between $14,000 and $69,000 or
    • Active Duty Military Adjusted Gross Income $69,000 or under
    • Regardless of filer age

Virtual Drop-off Tax Preparation

Prepare your tax returns for free without leaving home. Upload your intake documents through a secure online portal. Your taxes will be completed remotely by a tax preparer using the IRS VITA standards. Then, you will receive confirmation of your tax completion and review it with a tax preparer over the phone. This service is available for families with dependents with income up to $64,000, and for individuals without dependents with incomes up to $45,000.

You may access additional information about our services by visiting www.growbrooklyn.org/freetaxes, by emailing freetaxes@growbrooklyn.org, or by calling (347) 682-5606.

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT ONLINE/VIRTUAL VITA/Free Tax Preparation
Even though we aren’t offering sit-down/in-person services, your question(s) are answered by Volunteer Tax Preparers certified by the IRS over the phone. This volunteer may ask for more details to better assist you. If you do not wish to provide certain details it is within your rights.

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