Tax Relief and Economic Impact Payments
What's the Recovery Rebate Credit?, Kiplinger
Nolo, one of the Internet's first legal sites, began publishing do-it-yourself legal guides over 40 years ago. This webpage offers various consumer and small business tax help articles.
Current Tax Tips, IRS
Tax Planning Insight
Financial Planning delivers analysis and insight geared toward independent financial advisors, this site provides current tax analysis, opinion, expert advice, and practical business-building content.
Kiplinger, a Washington, D.C.-based publisher of business forecasts and personal finance advice, offers here an overview of tax planning.
Tax Prep Software
Top Software to Prepare Taxes for Free, Investopedia
Earned Income Tax Credit
What is the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)?, Get It Back Campaign
EITC Eligibility Checker, Get It Back Campaign
Tax Help for People Who Miss Out on a Valuable Credit, New York Times
The New York Times reports on a tech group and a volunteer program helping more eligible individuals receive their earned-income tax credit.
Free Tax Help is available in a variety of formats. Below are websites that offer information on how you can get assistance that is both free and reliable. Please note, there are numerous services that charge fees and which may be fraudulent. We encourage you to use the organizations identified below.
NYC Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) coordinates the City’s annual tax time campaign to alert eligible New Yorkers about free tax assistance providers and encourages them to take advantage of these reliable options. The DCA site ( nyc.gov/taxprep ) is being updated regularly with links to reputable organizations. Visit the site for explanation of the types of assistance available, eligibility requirements and documents you will need to receive assistance. Use their map to find locations for Drop-off and In-person services. Available services are primarily online:
AARP’s Brooklyn District will not offer in-person preparation this year in consideration of the safety of its volunteers. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide's webpage has been updated with new features to make it easier for taxpayers to request tax help.
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation is offering free tax preparation services by appointment starting on February 12. They offer Virtual Tax Prep and In-person Drop-off. Visit restorationplaza.org/tax-prep-2021/ or call (929) 432-3314 for more information.
Single Stop is offering Virtual Free Tax Prep and Free Assisted Self-preparation to income eligible New Yorkers, January 25 - April 11, 2021. You must schedule an appointment online for Virtual Tax Prep:
- individuals under 60 years - bit.ly/SingleStoptax
- individuals over 60 bit.ly/SingleStopTCEtax
For information on eligibility or details call 800-290-7189 or email TaxSupport@singlestop.org
Do you have questions about credit or debt? The Financial Coaching Corps (FCC) can help you manage your money, find resources in a financial crisis, and make progress toward your financial goals.
Make an appointment with a coach from the Financial Coaching Corps of the Community Service Society of NY. At this time all coaching is virtual by phone or Google Meet.
Please select an appointment date and a financial coach will confirm your appointment by e-mail.
If you have questions about financial coaching, email us at email@example.com.
Virtual Financial Coaching is a service of Brooklyn Public Library's partner, Community Service Society.
Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Regulations
General topics and resources covered here relate to freelancers and the self-employed and their individual tax concerns.
Tax Planning Resources, SCORE
Providing a range of services, SCORE’s tax help here is centered on established and emerging small business owners alike.