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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 2016 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


Auburndale
25-55 Francis Lewis Boulevard
718-352-2027

Tuesdays, February 7-April 18
1:30-4:30 pm


Bellerose
250-06 Hillside Avenue
718-831-8644

Tuesdays, February 7-April 18
1:30-4:30 pm


Briarwood
85-12 Main Street
718-658-1680

Mondays, February 6-April 17
12:30-3:30 pm (except holidays)


Fresh Meadows
193-20 Horace Harding Expressway
718-454-7272

Thursdays, February 2-April 13
12:30-3:30 pm


Glen Oaks
256-04 Union Turnpike
718-831-8636

Thursdays, February 2-April 13
12:30-3:30 pm


Hillcrest
187-05 Union Turnpike
718-454-2786

Mondays, February 6-April 17
12:30-3:30 pm (except holidays)

Fridays, February 3-April 14
11:30 am-1:30 pm


Howard Beach
92-06 156 Avenue
718-641-7086

Wednesdays, February 1-April 12
10:30 am-1:30 pm


Jackson Heights
35-51 81 Street
718-899-2500

Fridays, February 3-April 14
10:30 am-3 pm


Langston Hughes*
100-01 Northern Boulevard
718-651-1100

Saturdays, January 28 - April 15,
11 am to 4 pm

First come first served. The sign ups are done the morning of. We have a limit of the first 25 to sign up.
*This program is presented by NABA - National Association of Black Accountants.


Laurelton
134-26 225 Street
718-528-2822

Wednesdays, February 1-April 12
10:30 am-1:30 pm


North Forest Park
98-27 Metropolitan Avenue, Forest Hills
718-261-5512

Mondays, February 6-April 17
12:30-3:30 pm (except holidays)

Thursdays, February 2-April 13
12:30-3:30 pm (except holidays)


Pomonok
158-21 Jewel Avenue, Flushing
718-591-4343

Thursdays, February 2-April 13
12:30-3:30 pm


Windsor Park
79-50 Bell Boulevard, Bayside
718-468-8300

Wednesdays, February 1-April 12
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.