Community Tax Aid, Inc. (CTA) is a fully independent organization and is not funded by the IRS or any other government entities. We are a non-profit corporation organized under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are funded by the generosity of persons such as yourself.
As an independent organization, we help taxpayers in ways other free tax preparation services do not. This includes working with our clients after their returns are submitted. For example, we advocate for our clients with government agencies such as the IRS throughout the year as needed.
Unfortunately, a number of for-profit tax preparers prey on our most vulnerable citizens, charging them high fees, especially in relation to their low incomes and modest refunds. These fees cannibalize or even negate tax refunds that are sorely needed and often relied on to pay for necessities like food, rent, winter clothing, and medicine for taxpayers and their children.
CTA NEVER charges a fee for its services. CTA’s staff - including its officers and Board members - receives no compensation whatsoever. It is volunteerism in the truest sense of the word. This means that EVERY PENNY you donate immediately goes to helping those in need.
Your fully tax-deductible donation will help us continue to provide our free tax preparation services in the New York City area and will support our efforts to reach and help even more deserving low-income individuals and families.