Virtual Tax Prep 2022

Welcome to our 2022 Tax Season

CTA is going virtual! Due to COVID-19, we are offering free, remote tax-preparation services. Unfortunately, we will not be offering in-person services at this time. Free Service is provided for those low-income taxpayers within our income limits, up to $35,000 income for individuals and $57,000 income for families with less than $10,000 Investment Income (Capital Gains, Interest, Dividends ...)

Pre-COVID, CTA worked out of seven storefronts, community donated office space. If we prepared your tax return last year at one of our locations, see below

To participate in virtual tax prep, we ask you to have the following:

  • a smartphone, tablet or computer with webcam and access to the internet.

  • a volunteer from your Storefront will contact you to set up a virtual appointment; we'll send you a link to connect! You have the options for a phone call or video call interview.

  • We'll work on your taxes, the manager will review and you can approve it virtually.

  • For all clients, please note that turnaround times may take up to two weeks.

Storefronts

Bronx - NOS QUEDAMOS (appointment scheduled after receiving documents)
How to send us your tax documents: Online form, mail or CTA Drop Off location only

Brooklyn - Bed Stuy - IMPACCT Brooklyn (appointment scheduled after receiving documents)
How to send us your tax documents: Online form, mail or CTA Drop Off location only

Brooklyn-
BCS Greater Heights Clubhouse (appointment scheduled after receiving documents)
How to send us your tax documents: Online form, mail, or CTA Drop off location

Manhattan - Chelsea - Hudson Guild (Appointment by Hudson Guild)
How to send us your tax documents: Online form mail, or CTA Drop off location

Manhattan - Fountain House (Appointment by Fountain House)
How to send us your tax documents: Online form, mail, Drop Off at organization location or CTA Drop off location

Manhattan - Mid-Westside - Housing Conservation Coordinators (Appointment by HCC)
How to send us your tax documents: Online form, mail, or CTA Drop off location

Manhattan - Upper-Westside - Goddard Riverside (Appointment by Goddard Riverside)
How to send us your tax documents: Online form, mail, Drop Off at organization location or CTA Drop off location

Queens - Corona - Office of Assembly Member Jeffrion Aubry (Appointment scheduled after receiving documents)
How to send us your tax documents: Online form, mail, Drop Off at organization location

New CTA Clients (Appointment scheduled after receiving documents)
How to send us your tax documents: Online form, mail, or CTA Drop Off location only

Three ways to get your tax documents to CTA:
Last date accepting for tax return processing is below

(Remember to include your contact information when corresponding.)

  • The online Client Intake form (below)

  • CTA Drop off location (Enclosed in a sealed envelope and make copies of all tax documents)
    Office of Assembly Member Jeffrion Aubry (Last day of pickup 4/8/2022)
    98-09 Northern Blvd, Corona, NY 11368
    Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays from 1pm to 5pm

  • Mail - CTA Cathedral Station, PO Box 1040, New York, NY 10025 (Postmarked before 3/31/2022) (Make copies before you mail your documents.)

Tax Documents

  • A copy of your 2020 or 2019 tax returns (or the last tax return you filed).

  • All W-2 and/or 1099 forms, self-employment records and any other income information including Social Security and SSI for you and your dependents.

  • Forms or notices received from the Internal Revenue Service or the New York State Tax Department.

  • Social Security cards (or ITINs) and photo ID’s for yourself and anybody you support and a State Issued ID and/or Drivers’ license if you have one.

  • Health insurance information - dependents: Form 1095A (if purchased through the Exchange). For tax year 2021, Form 1095A and copies of insurance cards for those included in that coverage.

  • STUDENTS: Form 1098-T as well as a bursar’s receipt showing tuition you paid from your personal funds and what was paid by loans. Also bring receipts for books and a computer if you purchased one.

  • Amount of Medical Expenses if significant, including cost of insurance, Real Estate Taxes paid, Casualty Losses, Charitable Contributions, if any.

  • Bank account number and routing number for direct deposit of any refund you may receive.

  • STIMILUS PAYMENTS – A copy of Notice 1444C and the amounts of the payment you received regarding the third Stimulus payment

  • ADVANCED CHILD TAX PAYMENTS – A copy of Notice 6419 and the amounts of the payment you received.

Before you begin our online Client Intake form process

  1. Gather all relevant tax documents (see above).

  2. Scan the documents or take pictures of them on your mobile device.
    (If you cannot read your documents' text , we will not be able to read your documents.)
    Please keep your hands steady when taking pictures of your documents.

  3. Please make sure you have read everything on this webpage before beginning our online form.

  4. You may now begin using our online form.

Are your ready to sign up for virtual tax prep?

Start Here

April 8 is our last day to process your tax return on time for April 18 IRS deadline.

We are aware that certain devices are unable to access this webpage (Start Here).
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If you are still unable to access this form, please email us with your information and
tax documents to this email address. taxpayerinfo@ctanyc.org