In 2019, Manhattan College students worked with the program’s volunteers to prepare more than 1,500 returns. The students helped Bronx residents receive more than $2 million in state and federal refunds, with the preparations done free of charge, helping filers avoid predatory tax services.
In preparation for the volunteer program, the Manhattan students must take an IRS certification course and software training, where they prepare sample returns. The students also have to learn about New York State filing and Tax Wise, a tax and accounting software used by tax professionals and accountants to file tax returns.
For the 2020 tax season, UNHP free tax preparation is available by appointment on select Wednesdays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Wednesday, April 8. UNHP is located at Refuge House – 2715 Bainbridge Avenue, Bronx, NY 10458.
To schedule an appointment, or for more information, call 718-933-2539.