Free Preparation of Federal & NYS Income Tax Returns

No One Can Get You Your Full Refund Faster!

The CA$H Coalition offers FREE tax preparation to income eligble 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. 

Stop leaving your money on the table!

In the past three years, CA$H Coalition has facilitated 33,521 returns yielding $58m in returns and $20.2m in Earned Income Tax Credit (ETIC) credits. All 100% Free, without fees or loans.

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Choose the option that best fits your filing needs and make an appointment.

Type of Preparation
Who prepares return?
Location of preparation
Income Limit
Can I e-file?
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

IRS certified
tax preparer
does it for you

Special VITA sites located throughout the Capital Region




Facilitated Self Assitance (FSA)

You (the taxpayer)
with guidance
from a facilitator
who helps you use
tax preparation

Special FSA sites located throughout the Capital Region




You (the taxpayer)
prepare your own
taxes using a
computer with internet
access to the website,

Any place with computer and internet access. There is no software to install.




**Restrictions apply. Find a site near you here.