Need help this tax season? There are many resources and agencies in Erie County that are here to assist you!
New York State Offers Online and In-Person Options to E-File Your Federal And New York State Income Tax Returns At No Cost
Taxpayers Who Earned $69,000 or Less Are Eligible For A Variety Of Free Tax Preparation And Filing Options Online And At Locations Statewide: https://www.tax.ny.gov/fsa/western.htm
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide:
"Free, individualized tax preparation for low-to moderate-income taxpayers - especially those 50 and older."
The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE)
"The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals."
"In addition to VITA, the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program offers free tax help for all taxpayers, particularly those who are 60 years of age and older, specializing in questions about pensions and retirement-related issues unique to seniors. The IRS-certified volunteers who provide tax counseling are often retired individuals associated with non-profit organizations that receive grants from the IRS."
CASH promotes MyFreeTaxes - "a web-based tool that allows taxpayers earning less than $62,000 a year to safely file online for free from anywhere with internet access. MyFreeTaxes allows you to file your taxes at your own pace with an ability to start at any time, save your work and come back if need be. Eligible taxpayers can log on to http://www.myfreetaxes.com to take advantage of this service. Incredibly similar to other at-home software, the advantage with our website is that it is FREE to e*file both federal and state returns!" MyFreeTaxes help line, 1-855-MyTx-Help (1-855-698-9435), has expanded its hours, open from 9am-10pm Monday-Saturday.
"The BFNC Hope Center is home to the BFNC Free Tax Preparation Network and has been assisting Buffalo residents file their Federal and State taxes all year round for FREE since 1981. Along with our community partners we provide free tax preparation to individuals and families making less than $52,000 a year."