Free Tax Preparation

CEOC offers free tax preparation to people with low or moderate incomes, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need help in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified staff provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. This service is offered in Haitian Creole, Spanish, Amharic, Portuguese, French and English.

Who

In general, if we did your taxes last year, we can help you this year.  If you are a new tax client please call 617-868-2900 or email taxes@ceoccambridge.org to ask if you qualify.

When

Starting February 12, 2021

Location

All taxes will be done virtually or by drop off.  We cannot schedule face to face appointments due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

To file your taxes virtually:

Please follow this link.

The link will bring you to CEOC’s portion of “Get Your Refund,” where we can safely prepare your taxes.  The fastest way to get your free tax prep is if you can use our virtual tax service.

To file your taxes by paper drop off:

If you do not have internet and cannot do your taxes virtually, starting Friday, February 12th, you can use our drop off service at 11 Inman Street.  Forms are available from 10 am – 5pm on our porch.  Please carefully read the instructions below so you know what you need to drop off.

If you have any questions about drop off, please email taxes@ceoccambridge.org or call 617-868-2900 x 333.  It will be a voicemail, but we will call you back!

Contact

CEOC Receptionist: 617-868-2900

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What You Will Need to Do to Drop off Your Taxes at CEOC:

Here are the things you need to gather for physical drop off service at CEOC:

  • A copy of your Photo ID
  • A copy of Social Security Card or Individual Taxpayer ID Letter (ITIN) for you, your dependents and/or your spouse
  • A copy of last year’s tax return
  • Copies of all 1099 forms- 1099G (unemployment), 1099 R (pension payments), 1099INT (bank interest), 1099SSA (Social Security), 1099-NEC for self-employment
  • For clients who are self-employed: (for example, Uber / Lyft / taxicab drivers or daycare providers), if you plan to deduct expenses, we are happy to help you prepare your taxes, but require that you provide a prepared list of deductible expenses totaled by category.  For Uber / Lyft drivers, please provide the deductible form that Uber / Lyft provides to you.
  • W2 forms from all jobs in 2020 (please keep your original and give us the small part of your W2 that says “Federal copy” or give us a photocopy)
  • Bank-issued printed account and routing numbers to direct deposit your tax refund into your account
  • Copy of proof of health insurance (Health insurance cards, HC-1099 and 1095-A. 1095-C if applicable) for taxpayer, spouse, and all dependents
  • If you received the premium tax credit, you must bring in a copy of your 1095A
  • Total child care expenses in 2020, and child care provider’s name, address, and Employer Identification Number (EIN) or Social Security Number (SSN)
  • Copies of All 1098T forms (tuition payments), college statements, receipts for materials
  • Copy of total student loan interest paid (1098E) or lender statement
  • Amount of all rent paid in 2020
  • Proof of ANY deductible out of pocket expenses (annual BWSC, charitable receipts, property taxes)
  • Copy of any mail from the Massachusetts Department of Revenue and/or any mail from the IRS.
  • Amount of both stimulus payments received (if any)
  • Please complete and return this Form 13614-C  when you submit the above documents. If you do not have a printer, we will have blank copies of this form on our porch Monday – Friday 10 am – 5 pm
  • Please complete, sign and return this Form 14446 when you submit the above documents.  If you do not have a printer, we will have blank copies of this form on our porch Monday – Friday 10 am – 5 pm

Have questions about anything on the list? Gather what you can – we will be happy to answer questions when it’s time to prepare your taxes.

Once you gather all of your information, you can drop your tax documents to our office at 11 Inman Street.  Please use the slot in the door to safely deliver your materials.  We will contact you if we have any questions about your return and we will call you when your taxes are completed.

Your civil rights are protected – learn more here about your rights.

Complete our form below for questions about Tax Preparation:

CEOC COVID safety

At the CEOC food pantry we serve people on Tuesdays from 12 pm – 2 pm and on Thursdays from 11 am – 1pm.

The pantry is outside to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We require face masks and social distance (6 distance feet from others).

Nuestra despensa de comida está abierta los martes 12 pm – 2 pm y los jueves 11 am – 1 pm.
Para el salúd de todos, si visita la despensa, se requiere una cubierta facial y que mantenga una distancia de seis pies entre usted y cualquier otra persona.

Aunque nuestro edificio está cerrado al público, estamos trabajando. Estamos pendiente del teléfono y del correo electrónico y estamos para servirles.

CEOC’s building is closed to the public but we are working to serve you! You can reach us by telephone, email, and by using our contact form.

-last updated January 5, 2021