Free Tax Prep with DCWP

On Wednesday, April 5, DCWP will be at Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.'s Middle Village Office between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to assist constituents with filing their tax returns. Families with dependents who earned $80,000 or less and individuals who earned $56,000 or less in 2022 can use this service to file for free with an IRS certified VITA/TCE volunteer preparer and avoid having to pay expensive tax preparer fees. Anyone who lives or works in New York City can use NYC Free Tax Prep.

During the event, the DCWP providers can complete returns for all taxpayers, regardless of immigration status. The program offers multiple options to file for free, including in-person, drop-off, virtual and online services.

Documents needed in order to file your taxes for free with the NYC Free Tax Prep program include:

  • Government-issued photo ID (includes IDNYC) and Social Security cards or Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITIN). ITIN determination letters (original, copy, or electronic document) and birth dates for you, your spouse, and your dependents.
  • Proof of income including Form W-2 (wages from each job), Form 1099-INT (interest), Form 1099-DIV (dividends), Form 1099-R (retirement plans), Form W-2G (gambling winnings), and any other forms that may pertain to your specific situation.
  • Your banking information so you can receive your return via direct deposit.



DCWP will also be announcing a new free tax prep service for self-employed New Yorkers. If you work for yourself, you need to file taxes annually and make estimated tax payments quarterly.

Another program they will be mentioning is the NYC Financial Empowerment Centers which provide free one-on-one professional financial counseling and coaching to support New Yorkers in reaching their financial goals.

For more information on how to file your taxes for free through the NYC Free Tax Prep program, To learn more about the NYC Financial Empowerment Centers visit

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