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Free Local Tax Preparation Assistance Resources

Alternatives Federal Credit Union

Alternatives Federal Credit Union's Free Tax Preparation Program has been offering free tax preparation services since 2003. They have prepared over 19,700 tax returns for working families and individuals and returned over $36.8 million in refunds to our local community.

Our goal is to help all eligible workers claim the credits they deserve without paying fees, and to help them turn refunds into financial assets.  Find out more here.

United Way of Tompkins County

If you are comfortable working with tax software and want to try filing on your own, the United Way of Tompkins County has resources for you.  Your federal and state returns will be free as long as your income is $62,000 or less.   Find out more here.


If you are over 60 years old, have an individual income below $32,000, a household income below $54,000 or are an individual with a disability, you are eligible to have your taxes done for free by certified tax volunteers from January 26 to April 15, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at Lifelong. To make an appointment, call 793-6144 Monday thru Friday, 8:30 – 4:00 pm. Find out more here.