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Tax Preparation

 The 2024 tax deadline has passed but the Boston Tax Help Coalition is still offering free in-person and virtual tax preparation services.

The Boston Tax Help Coalition (BTHC) provides FREE tax preparation and filing services to Boston area residents earning $70,000 or less at a neighborhood tax site or completely online. Residents can file safely while maximizing their tax refunds and credits, including the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC). To learn more about what credits you qualify for, visit the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) website.

Find a Tax Site Near You

Tax Sites

Copley Square Branch Library
700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116
617-863-7376
Wednesdays from 5 - 7 p.m. (drop off)
May 1, 2024, through October 31, 2024
Preparing 2020 returns until May 17, 2024

ABCD Dorchester NSC
110 Claybourne Street, Dorchester, MA 02124
617-288-2045
Tuesdays: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Wednesdays: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Thursdays: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Fridays: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (by appointment only)
Until September 30, 2024 

Codman Square Public Library
690 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA 02124
617-863-7376
First and third Monday of each month, 4 – 7 p.m. (drop off) 
May 1, 2024 through October 31, 2024
Preparing 2020 returns until May 17, 2024

ABCD East Boston APAC 
21 Meridian Street, East Boston, MA 02128
617-267-7400
Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (by appointment only)
Until September 30, 2024

ABCD Mattapan FSC

535 River Street, Mattapan, MA 02126

617-298-2045

Mondays: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Tuesdays - Wednesdays: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Thursdays: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. (by appointment only)

Until September 30, 2024

ABCD Roslindale 
18B Corinth Street, Roslindale, MA 02131
617-863-7376
Second and fourth Saturday of each month, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. (drop off)
May 1, 2024 through October 31, 2024
Preparing 2020 returns until May 17, 2024

Roslindale Public Library
27 Richmond Street, Dorchester, MA 02124 
617-863-7376
Second and fourth Saturday of each month, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. (drop off)
May 1, 2024 through October 31, 2024
Preparing 2020 returns until May 17, 2024

For Individuals with Disabilities

Second Sunday of May through October, 2024, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
By appointment only - schedule by call/text at 617-863-7376 or email at VITA@cfmp.us
For more information, visit our disability help website.

Virtual Tax Prep

The Boston Tax Help Coalition has teamed up with GetYourRefund.org to provide remote tax preparation, assisted by certified VITA volunteers.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED
  • Access to a smartphone or computer
  • Photo ID
  • Tax documents (Find the list here)
  • Email address and phone number
HOW IT WORKS
  • You will be asked a series of questions.
  • Upload tax documents.
  • Schedule a call with a certified IRS tax preparer to be finalized.
  • Submit your return.

START YOUR VIRTUAL TAX PREP

What You Need

What You Need
  • Non-Expired Photo ID
  • Social Security Card or Individual Taxpayer ID Letter (ITIN for you and everyone else who will be in your tax return, including dependents and souse)
  • Legible bank account and routing numbers, if you want your refund deposited directly into your account

You may have received many of these documents by mail or by email.

  • All 1099 forms: 1099G (unemployment), 1099 R(pension payments), 1099INT (bank interest), 1099SSA (Social Security), 1099 or self-employment
  • W2 forms from all jobs in 2023
  • Proof of health insurance (Health insurance cards, HC-1099 and 1095-A. 1095-C if applicable) for taxpayer, spouse, and all dependents*
  • If you received health insurance through the Affordable Care Act Marketplace or the Massachusetts Health Connector, you must bring in a 1095A
  • Total Child care expenses in 2023, and child care provider’s name, address, and Employer Identification Number (EIN) or Social Security Number (SSN)
  • All 1098T forms (tuition payments), college statements, receipts for school materials
  • Total student loan interest paid (1098E) or lender statement (1098E) or lender statement
  • Total rent paid in 2023
  • Proof of ANY deductible out-of-pocket expenses (mortgage payments, property taxes, homeowner expenses, charitable receipts)
  • Any mail from the Massachusetts Department of Revenue and/or from the IRS
  • The IRS letter that says you received the Child Tax Credit, if you got this credit
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