Southern Tier CA$H (Creating Assets, Savings and Hope) is an IRS sponsored Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, led by Arbor Housing and Development, offering free tax help for low-to-moderate income families and individuals, persons with disabilities, the elderly, and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.
Did you receive a letter from the IRS, NYS Dept. of Tax and Finance, or another state tax notice?
First of all, don’t panic. Read the letter carefully, and follow the instructions in the letter. If you still do not understand, or need more explanation, call the phone number listed on the letter. If you received a notice from the IRS, click here for more info. If you received a notice from NYS Dept. of Tax and Finance, click here for more info.
Filing Your Own Taxes
United Way offers a FREE online filing service that you can use anywhere. MyFreeTaxes.com is a tool (H&R Block software) for people who made $66,000 or less in combined Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2017. You can prepare and file both federal and state taxes at no cost, and claim valuable tax credits like the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Just click the button for "Get Started at H&R Block" to go the to website to create your account, or login to your existing account.