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Visually Impaired People (VIP) Tax Preparation

Providing necessary accommodations and free tax services to visually impaired taxpayers.

The Boston Tax Help Coalition (BTHC) provides free, high quality tax preparation for those earning $70,000 or less. Through this Visually Impaired People (VIP) Tax Preparation, the offers free tax preparation along with necessary accommodations to visually impaired taxpayers.


Josephine A. Fiorentino Community Center, 123 Antwerp Street, Brighton, MA 02135


Sundays, February 18, 2024, through April 14, 2024, 10 A.M - 3 P.M.

How to Use the VIP Program

To make an appointment:

Call 617-918-5260 and speak to a staffer or leave a message to receive a return phone call to schedule an appointment.

The tax preparation process will include:

  • Intake/IRS documents
  • The Financial Check-Up
  • Tax Preparation
  • Signature and Filing 

Please bring an ID and all required documents to your appointment.

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

Required Documents

Taxpayers must bring the following documents to get their taxes prepared:

  • 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
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