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Bronx Notes: Free Tax Prep Help in the Bronx

March 23, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Only a little more than three weeks left before taxes are due. Here are some Bronx places you can find free tax prep services for those you qualify.

–Take advantage of the free tax services offered at the BronxWorks Morris Innovative Senior Center (ISC) at 80 East 181st Street by the Food Bank of New York or Ariva at the CheckSpring Bank building at 69 East 167th Street. The qualifying income cap is $18,000 for individuals and $50,000 for families. To learn more about tax prep services at the Morris ISC, call (718) 933-5300. For more information on Ariva’s services, please call (718) 292-2983. BronxWorks Morris Innovative Senior Center tax prep hours: Monday and Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ariva headquarters tax prep hours: Monday and Thursday, 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, 1 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. What to bring: Photo identification, Social Security card, W-2 forms from all jobs, documentation for child care credits, and any other tax documents. If married couples are filing jointly, both must be present.

–LIFT-The Bronx, a non-profit organization serving the Bronx for the past 12 years, offers numerous services for those in need, including job searches, housing, childcare and healthcare services, and legal services. The new office at 2381 Belmont Ave., will host several tax prep events to assist low-income individuals and families. For more information or to sign up, call (718) 733-3897 or email Bronx@liftcommunities.org.

–The University Neighborhood Housing Program, is sponsoring free Federal and State Income Tax Assistance to low-income residents of the Bronx provided by IRS certified tax preparers at Refuge House, 2715 Bainbridge Ave. (near East 196th Street), by appointment only. Services are provided on Wednesdays from 3 to 8 p.m. on March 28, April 4, and 11; and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 24, 31, and April 14. For more information or to RSVP, call (718) 933-2539.

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