Tax Preparation and Income Support

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The Urban Upbound Tax Assistance program offers year-round free tax preparation to people who generally make $72,000 or less, persons with disabilities, seniors, and taxpayers with limited English proficiency who need assistance in preparing their tax returns.

Urban Upbound’s free tax services offer a smart alternative for NYC families who are often forced to pay high fees through paid services that can cost hundreds of dollars. Providing free tax preparation services enables qualified working families and individuals to take advantage of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) – which provides an important lifeline in tough economic times, and the ability to utilize every dollar of their tax refund, thus increasing their purchasing power or allowing them to start a savings plan.

Our Services

All tax preparers are IRS certified and trained in providing quality tax preparation services. Tax preparers are qualified to prepare returns that include many credits and deductions. Our team also screens for public benefits such as SNAP (food stamps) and helps clients enroll. Benefits of using the Urban Upbound free tax preparation service:

  • Taxpayer receives every dollar of their refund
  • EITC – Earned Income Tax Credit
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Educational Credit
  • School Tax Credit – IT-210
  • Real Property Tax Credit – IT-214 (Renter’s Credit)
Ready to file taxes with us?

We are located at 12-15 40th Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101 and you can email us at vita@urbanupbound.org. Give us a call at 718-784-0877, ext 7 to make an appointment.

To become a Tax Prep Volunteer please fill out our online registration form.

Our training begins Monday, November 8th, and will be provided in person from our main office in Long Island City, Queens. Tax Training will be for 2 days and 1 day will be for the software training, therefore, please choose the dates you would like to attend and include it on the registration form. Please notify us as soon as possible as there is limited seating. Our training calendar is accessible by clicking the button below. You are welcome to attend as many training classes as you wish to help improve your knowledge and skills.

For more information, email vita@urbanupbound.org.