Free Tax Preparation in Boston MA Claim Earned Income Credit

By | December 29, 2015

If you worked in 2015 and earned less than $54,000, we invite you to come to one of our neighborhood tax preparation sites to have your taxes prepared and filed for free.


Who can File Taxes for Free in Boston?

The Boston Tax Help Coalition wants to make sure that if you qualify for EITC you receive it. The EITC is a refundable credit for people who work. This year the EITC is worth up to $6,143. If you are eligible, you earned this money.


VITA in Boston

Getting the tax credits that families deserve is what the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is all about. As a leading partner of the program since 2001, ABCD provides free electronic Federal and Massachusetts State tax preparation for approximately 5,000 low-moderate income taxpayers. On average, ABCD returns approximately $8 million in Federal tax refunds that include key credits like the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credits and Educational Credits.

Free Boston Tax Preparation Locations

196 Adams Street
Dorchester, MA 02122
(617) 436-7100
143 Harvard Avenue
Allston, MA 02134
(617) 783-1485
367 Western Avenue
Brighton, MA 02135
Catherine Snedeker (617) 562-5734
38 Ash Street
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 635-5129 x1041
TTY (617) 292-6501
Boston citywide
hispanic center
178 Tremont Street, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 348-6567
Codman Square tech Center
450 Washington Street
Dorchester Center, MA 02124
Jared Elosta (617) 822-8171
CivicHealth Institute-DotWell
Dorchester House
1353 Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02122
Jared Elosta (617) 822-8171
CivicHealth Institute-Dotwell
Dorchester neighborhood
service center
110 Claybourne Street
Dorchester, MA 02124
(617) 288-2700 x 200
For accommodations contact (617) 288-9431 x202

East Boston APAC
21 Meridian Street
East Boston, MA 02128
Keila Sabino (617) 567-8857
Elm Hill Family Service Center
22 Elm Hill Avenue
Roxbury, MA 02121
Elizabeth Zoila Salazar (617) 442-5900 x 212
165 Brookside Avenue Ext.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Rhina Betances (617) 524-8888 x 0
TTY (617) 983-0249
jamaica plain apac
753 Centre Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Ana Soto de Bechtold (617) 522-4250
JVS Partnerships for Careers and Learning
29 Winter Street
Boston, MA 02108
Nancy Karp (617) 399-3235
Learning Works
19 Temple Place
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 348-6000 x 7453
Mattapan family service center
535 River Street
Mattapan, MA 02126
Elana Klein (617) 298-2045
Metropolitan baptist church
393 Norfolk Street
Dorchester Center, MA 02124
Barbara Robinson (617) 436-0479
125 Lincoln Street
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 425-6607

1 Michelangelo Street
Boston, MA 02113
Maria Stella Gulla (617) 523-8125 x202
Parker Hill Fenway
service Center
714 Parker Street
Roxbury, MA 02120
Nashila Somani (617) 445-6000 x 228
Roxbury Resource Center
2201 Washington Street Suite 100
Roxbury, MA 02119
Alan Gentle (617) 989-9150
1199 seiu
150 Mt Vernon St. 3rd Floor
Dorchester, MA 02125
Frank Borges (877) 409-1199
South End Neighborhood
Action Program (SNAP)
554 Columbus Avenue
South End, MA 02118
(617) 267-7400 x 221
South Boston apac
424 West Broadway
South Boston, MA 02127
Patricia Wright (617) 269-5160 x 0
south boston
resource center
489 East Broadway
South Boston, MA 02127
(617) 635-0771
south side head start
19 Corinth Street
Roslindale, MA 02131
Joane Guzman (617) 348-6559


Boston IRS VITA Free Tax Prep

Additionally FREE tax preparation provided by IRS-trained professional tax volunteers is available throughout Massachusetts for people of low and moderate income at Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites. With the help of countless VITA volunteers, ABCD provides free tax preparation for low-income clients.


What to Bring to Boston VITA to File Taxes for Free in Boston

For complete information, download the VITA brochure.

  • Social Security Cards for all those listed on the tax return
  • Photo ID
  • 1099-HC For Private Health Insurance
  • Unemployment Statements
  • W-2’s, W-2G (gambling), State refund forms
  • 1099s for interest, dividends and work
  • 1099-SA end of year Social Security Statement
  • Daycare Tax ID number (if applicable)
  • Excise tax, property tax and mortgage interest
  • Union dues, uniforms, other business expense
  • Tenants – amount of rent paid in MA
  • Senior Homeowners– Real estate tax paid, appraised value of home, water bills paid
  • Students – Tuition, books, and loan interest paid
  • Commuters – Amount paid for Fastlane or MBTA weekly or monthly pass
  • Self-Employed or you received a 1099-MISC with a box 7 amount,please wait until March for help. Do not forget proof of your business expense.


Reasons to get Free Tax Prep in Boston

See if you qualify for:

  • Earned Tax Credit
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Elderly Tax Credit
  • Disabled Tax Credit
  • Military – Combat Zone Benefits

Why Get Free Tax Preparation in Boston?

Initiated by the IRS in 1969, VITA is a nationwide program that assists taxpayers earning up to $58,000 a year. VITA sites are generally located at community and neighborhood centers, libraries, schools, shopping malls and other convenient locations such as community colleges. BHCC operates one of the largest VITA programs in the region, preparing returns for thousands of taxpayers each year.