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Free tax help for over 60

IRS Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program

This is an IRS Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program, which offers free tax help for taxpayers, particularly those who are age 60 and older.

Counselors trained by the IRS will help you complete your 2017 personal income tax return. This service is offered at the Queens Libraries only to the residents of the 5 boroughs of NYC.

Volunteers are required to assist low-income seniors over age 60 before serving younger individuals or those with higher incomes, who will be served if time permits. Generally, the minimum time needed to complete a return is one hour.

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Taxpayers must bring:

  • Proof of identification (photo ID)
  • Social Security cards for you, your spouse and dependents or a Social Security number verification letter issued by the Social Security Administration
  • An Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) assignment letter for you, your spouse and your dependents if you do not have a Social Security number
  • Birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents listed on the tax return
  • Wage and earning statements (Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R, 1099-Misc) from all employers
  • Interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099-Int, 1099 DIV, 1099B)
  • A copy of last year’s federal and state returns
  • A voided personal check or other proof of bank account routing and account numbers
  • Total paid for daycare providers and the daycare provider’s tax identifying number, such as a Social Security number or Employer Identification Number
  • Forms 1095-A, B or C (Affordable Health Care Statements)
  • Your spouse, if you are filing a married-filing-joint tax return, so that both spouses can sign the required forms

Schedule and Locations

25-55 Francis Lewis Boulevard

Tuesdays, Now – April 17
1:30–4:30 pm

250-06 Hillside Avenue

Tuesdays, Now – April 17
1:30-4:30 pm

85-12 Main Street

Mondays, Now – April 16
12:30-3:30 pm (except holidays)

Fresh Meadows
193-20 Horace Harding Expressway

Thursdays, Now – April 12
12:30–3:30 pm

Glen Oaks
256-04 Union Turnpike

Thursdays, Now – April 12
12:30–3:30 pm

187-05 Union Turnpike

Mondays, Now – April 16
12:30–3:30 pm (except holidays)

Fridays, Now – April 13
11:30 am–1:30 pm

Howard Beach
92-06 156 Avenue

Wednesdays, Now – April 11
10:30 am–1:30 pm

Jackson Heights
35-51 81 Street

Fridays, Now – April 13
10:30 am–3 pm

Langston Hughes*
100-01 Northern Boulevard

Saturdays, Now – April 14
11 am–4 pm

First come first served. *Simple returns for people making under 50K.

134-26 225 Street

Wednesdays, Now – April 11
10:30 am–1:30 pm

North Forest Park
98-27 Metropolitan Avenue, Forest Hills

Mondays, Now – April 16
Thursdays, Now – April 12
12:30–3:30 pm (except holidays)

72-33 Vleigh Place, Flushing

Thursdays, Now – April 12
12:30–3:30 pm

Windsor Park
79-50 Bell Boulevard, Bayside

Wednesdays, Now – April 11
12:30–3:30 pm

This is a walk-in, e-file, tax-assistance program. Help is available first come, first served. No appointments will be accepted.

Programs presented by AARP - American Association of Retired Persons.

*This program presented by NABA - National Association of Black Accountants.