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If you earn less than $57,000, we can prepare your Federal and State Income Tax Returns. We can help you file your return for free unless your return is out of scope for VITA.

We cannot do returns that include:

  • Rental income and expenses (Sch. E) (we will help homeowners who rent a portion of their own home)
  • Foreign tax credits
  • Adoption credits
  • Non-resident alien (1040 NR)
  • Household employment (Sch. H)
  • Business partnership (Sch. K)


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Not eligible? You may still be able to file your taxes for free!

We have free do-it-yourself tax software available to those outside the income guidelines. Drop-in to either our Alternatives Federal Credit Union tax site (125 N. Fulton St., Ithaca) or our Access to Independence tax site (26 N. Main St., Cortland). No appointment is necessary. Please call 2-1-1 or (877) 211-8667 for current hours of operation.

Note: if you begin your return using our do-it-yourself software, you have the option to finish your return on your own, at home or another location. However, you must begin the return at either of these sites to do so.

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