Free Tax Prep

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No One Can Get You Your Full Refund Faster!

The CA$H Coalition offers FREE Federal and NYS income tax preparation to income-eligible individuals* across the Greater Capital Region.

By free, we mean 100% FREE!

  • NO tax preparation fees,
  • NO hidden fees, and
  • NO one trying to sell you other products or services. 

Since 2018, CA$H Coalition has facilitated 38,300 returns yielding $67.5M in returns and $32M in Earned Income Tax Credit (ETIC) credits. All 100% Free, without fees or loans. (data as of January 2023)

Review the options below to find the best option that fits your filing needs.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Residents who make $58,000* can have their taxes prepared for FREE by an IRS-certified tax preparer. Convenient VITA sites are located throughout the Capital Region.

* Restrictions apply

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Facilitated Self Assistance (FSA)

Taxpayers who made $73,000 or less have the option of filing their Federal and State taxes for FREE using a link to TaxSlayer FSA. On the site you can complete your returns on your own with access to support from VITA partners ready to answer your tax questions while you are preparing your return. 

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Taxpayers who made less than $73,000, self-file for FREE using and can get online help when needed. Takes most filers an hour or less.

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