Local Tax Help
NYC Dept. of Consumer Affairs Office of Financial Empowerment Tax Assistance:
Prepare your taxes online at the library with help from a tax assistant.
To use this FREE program, you must:
- earn less than $49,000 (per tax return)
- have a valid e-mail address and basic computer skills
- bring all your relevant tax documents to the site
Central Library at Grand Army Plaza, Room 216
January 30-April 15, 2013
Mondays: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM (except 2/18 and 3/25)
Wednesdays: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM (except 2/13, 3/13, 3/27 and 4/10)
Fridays: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (except 3/29)
Sundays: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (except 2/17 and 3/31)
Business and Career Library – January 30-April 13, 2013
Tuesdays: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesdays: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursdays: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturdays: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (except 2/16)
New Lots Library – January 30-April 15, 2013
Mondays: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM (except 2/18)
Tuesdays: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesdays: 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Fridays: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM (except 3/29)
BPL branches offering AARP tax assistance:
All AARP assistance sites operate on a first come, first served basis. Runs February 1, 2013 - April 15, 2013. For a list of documents you may need to bring, visit the AARP website.
Central Library at Grand Army Plaza
Mondays, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, February 4 - April 15 (except 2/18)
Mondays, 10:30 AM-2:30 PM, February 4 - March 11 (except 2/18)
Wednesdays, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM, February 6 - April 10
Business and Career Library
Fridays, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, February 1 - April 12 (except 3/29)
Tuesdays, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM, February 5 - April 9
Kings Bay Library
Mondays, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM, February 4 - April 15 (except 2/18)
BPL Tax Information and Planning:
any branches of the Brooklyn Public Library own:
J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax (Call# 336 L34 Y7) and
J.K. Lasser's 1001 deductions and tax breaks: the complete guide to everything deductible (Call# 343.75052 W).
Help around New York City:
For a list of Tax assistance sites by borough, click here.
NYC OFE H&R Block sites- You must earn less than $41,000 (with children) or $18,000 (no children) to visit a participating H&R Block site where a tax professional will prepare your taxes for only $49 starting February 1, 2013.
Call the Tax Program Appointment Hotline (212) 505-EITC (3482) for locations through New York City.
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