Town of Hempstead’s VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program, in which trained volunteers help prepare tax documents for free, is available on Thursdays, February 13 through April 10, 9:15 AM - 1:00 PM, by appointment. At this time, there are no available appointments.
This tax preparation help is free to seniors and low-income families (under $54,000 per year). Each preparer can work on one single or joint tax return per hour.
Patrons must bring:
- last year's tax return
- investment information
- Social Security Card of EVERYONE listed on form including dependents
- a form of ID
Please come in 15 minutes early to fill out INTAKE FORM.
Below are the links to both the Town of Hempstead Department of Senior Enrichment and AARP for the libraries and agencies that are participating sites this year.
Department of Senior Enrichment-Town of Hempstead - For Senior Citizens residing in the Town of Hempstead (this list also includes Nassau County Senior Centers participating in the tax program): https://hempsteadny.gov/senior-enrichment/volunteer-income-tax-assistance-vita
AARP - For middle and low income taxpayers, with special attention to Senior Citizens: http://aarp.org/applications/VMISLocator/searchTaxAideLocations.action
This link lists the VITA sites: https://www.bethpagefcu.com/~/media/Images/bethpage/Page-Content/vita/VITA_Locations_2020
This is a site from the IRS that lists tax sites by zipcode: https://irs.treasury.gov/freetaxprep/https://irs.treasury.gov/freetaxprep/