Free Tax Preparation in Buffalo & Erie County

free taxWhile we are working hard on finding a job in WNY, there is one thing that we cannot forget about. Tax season. Whether you are currently employed or on NYS unemployment insurance, taxes are something we can’t escape. Luckily, there is help out there for people making under $50,000, which is the majority of people in WNY so chances are, you’ll qualify for free tax preparation.

The University at Buffalo is a shining light in this area. The IRS-certified accounting students at UB have done such a well job at preparing the taxes that they saved over $1,353,406 for their clients–in 2012 alone. Over $4 million has been put right back into the pockets of Buffalonians over the past four years by the cumulative effort of UB School of Management students, and all of it has been done for FREE!

The following list by CASH Buffalo (an initiative of the United Way) includes several places that offer FREE tax preparation.

Some facilities require appointments and others have walk-in tax prep help. If you would like to learn how to do your own taxes, you can do so with the assistance of an IRS certified tax preparer at some of the sites. All have handicap accessible entrances. It is recommended you call before hand to see if you need to setup an appointment.

University at Buffalo (Educational Opportunity Center)

465 Washington Avenue, Buffalo NY 14203
(716) 849-6727 ext.197
(SELF SERVICE AVAILABLE)
Monday: 10am-7pm
Tuesday: 10am-7pm
Wednesday: 10am-6pm
Thursday: 10am-7pm
Friday: 10am-3pm; Appointments only, dial 2-1-1 to make an appointment
2nd and 4th Saturday in February: 10am-2pm

First Shiloh Baptist Church

15 Pine Street Buffalo, NY 14204
(716) 847-655
Tuesday: 5-8pm
Wednesday: 5-8pm
Thursday: 9-1:30pm; Appointments only
Saturday: 9-3pm

Northwest Buffalo Community Center

155 Lawn Avenue Buffalo, NY 14207
(716) 876-8108
(SPANISH AVAILABLE)
Monday: 5-8pm
Wednesday: 5-8pm
Saturday: 9-3pm

Buffalo Federation of Neighborhood Centers

2495 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14214
(716) 362-0744
(SIGN LANGUAGE AVAILABLE)
Monday: 11:30am-3:30pm
Tuesday: 2:30-6:30pm
Wednesday:11:30am-6:30pm
Thursday: 2:30-6:30pm
Saturday: 9:30-3:30pm

Delevan-Grider Community Center

877 E. Delevan Buffalo, NY 14215
(716) 896-7021
Monday: 2-7pm
Thursday: 2-7pm
Saturday: 10am-4pm

Belmont Housing Resources for WNY

1195 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14209
(716) 884-47791
(ONLY SELF SERVICE AVAILABLE; IRS-CERTIFIED TAX COACH ON SITE)
Tuesday: 10am-2pm
Thursday:3-7pm

Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Buffalo, Inc.

40 Gardenville Pkwy West Seneca, NY 14224
(716) 712-2062
(ONLY SELF SERVICE AVAILABLE; IRS-CERTIFIED TAX COACH ON SITE)
Monday: 9am-12pm
Thursday:4-7pm
Saturday (second of each month): 9am-12pm

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