Tax Preparation Services Available

Community Action is offering free income tax preparation to low and moderate income households. IRS-certified volunteers provide basic income tax return preparation (Forms 1040, 1040-A, 1040-EZ). Tax preparers are knowledgeable about special tax credits, including Earned Income Tax Credit. Electronic filing and direct deposit are offered. To qualify for free tax preparation services, household income must not exceed $54,000. Service is not available to small businesses or military households.

Tax preparation is offered by appointment only. Individuals seeking free tax preparation services should plan to bring a copy of last year’s tax return, income statements (W-2, unemployment forms, 1099), photo ID, social security cards for all persons in the household, bank routing numbers if filing electronically and form 1095-B if purchased health insurance through the NYS Marketplace, as well as any other relevant documents.

Last year, Community Action assisted 900 households through the filing process, helping them to qualify for a total of $1.1 million in refunds.

Tax preparation services available in Watertown and Carthage.  Please call for an appointment.

Community Action Planning Council – 518 Davidson Street Watertown
Tuesdays and Thursdays, February 7 – April 13, 8:45 AM to 2:45 PM
Call 315.782.4900, ext 222 for an appointment in Watertown

American Legion – 415 West Street Carthage
Wednesdays, February 8 – April 13, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Call 315.493.1545 for an appointment in Carthage.