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Tax Preparation for the Disability Community

The Boston Tax Help Coalition (BTHC) provides free, high quality tax preparation for those earning $70,000 or less. The BTHC prioritizes integrating free tax preparation with the needs of the disability community and has partnered with the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind and Deaf Inc. to provide tax services and necessary accommodations. 

Tax Preparation for Visually Impaired People

To schedule an appointment, contact Lynn Dann at 617-918-5260 or

  • Where: Josephine A. Fiorentino Community Center, 123 Antwerp Street, Brighton, MA 02135
  • When: Sundays, February 18, 2024, through April 14, 2024, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Please bring a valid photo ID and all required documents to your appointment. 

A person taking advantage of the Visually Impaired People Tax Preparation Program

Tax Preparation for People who are Deaf and Low Hearing

To schedule an appointment, contact Ildefonso Solano by emailing or texting 617-838-7376

  • Where: Fields Corner Branch of the Public Library, 1520 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02122
  • When: Tuesdays, March 5 - April 16, 2024, from 3 - 4 p.m.

Please bring a valid photo ID and all required documents to your appointment. 

Required Documents

Remember to bring the following required documents to your appointment:

  • Non-expired photo ID required 
  • Social Security card or Individual Taxpayer ID Letter (ITIN) for you, your dependents, and  your spouse 
  • Massachusetts Commission of the Blind Certificate of Blindness
  • A copy of 2022 tax return
  • All 1099 forms: 1099-G (unemployment), 1099-R (pension payments), 1099-INT (bank interest), 1099-SSA (Social Security), or self-employment 
  • W2 forms from all jobs in 2023 (if filing past years, forms from all jobs that year) 
  • Bank account and routing numbers to direct deposit your tax refund into your account
  • Proof of health insurance (health insurance cards, HC-1099 and 1095-A) 1095-B if applicable for taxpayer, spouse, and all dependents. Taxpayers who have received or expect to receive health insurance credits need to bring proof of ALL household income.
  • If you received the premium tax credit, you must bring in a 1095-A
  • Total childcare expenses in 2023, and childcare provider’s name, address, and Employer Identification Number (EIN) or Social Security Number (SSN)      
  • All 1098-T forms (tuition payments), college statements, receipts for materials 
  • Total rent paid in 2023
  • Proof of ANY deductible out of pocket expenses (annual BWSC, charitable receipts, property taxes) 
  • Any mail from the Massachusetts Department of Revenue and IRS 
  • The IRS letter that says you received the Child Tax Credit (if you got this credit)

What to expect at your Appointment

Tax Assistants will guide taxpayers through the tax preparation process, help answer questions, and provide advocacy. Taxpayers can expect the following process to get their taxes done:

  1. Intake/IRS Documents
  2. Financial Check-Up (Optional)
  3. Tax Preparation
  4. Signature and Filing 

Please note: Visually impaired taxpayers who make and appointment at the Josephine A. Fiorentino Community Center will be welcomed and guided from the entrance.

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