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Financial Health

We offer financial health services such as free tax clinics, personal finance workshops and training of community members to assist others in maintaining their credit health.

FREE TAX PREPARATION

As a member of the Boston Tax Help Coalition (formerly EITC), we offer free tax preparation for hard working Dorchester families. Taxpayers who earned less than $54,000 in the previous tax year can have their taxes prepared for free and claim important tax credits such as the EITC.

  • The program is staffed by committed tax volunteers who are trained to prepare tax returns and help taxpayers access additional services including credit counseling, benefit screening and FAFSA assistance.
  • Please bring the following items to your tax site:
    · Social Security Card (or Taxpayer ID Number-ITIN) for you, your children, and your spouse
    · Proof of Health Insurance- bring your 1099HC or Health Insurance Card(s) for you and all family members
    · All W-2 forms
    · All 1099 forms-1099G for unemployment and/or 1099R for pension payments
    · All 1098T forms for tuition payments and receipts for books and materials
    · Total childcare expenses last year and the name, address, Employer Identification Number (EIN) or Social Security Number for your child care provider(s)
    · 1098E forms for student loan interest paid
    · Total rent paid last year
    · Any mail from the IRS
    · A copy of last year’s tax return
    · Your bank account and routing numbers to directly deposit your refund
    · Total real estate paid last year (if applicable)
    · Proof of sales tax and fees paid if you bought a car after February 16th, of last year (if applicable)
    · All closing documents for all first-time homebuyers (if applicable)

Availability:
Clinics run from January 23, 2018 to April, 2018

Location:
Wellness & Fitness Center
450 Washington Street, Dorchester 02124

Hours:
Mondays and Tuesdays 4:00pm-8:00pm
Saturdays 9:00am-1:00pm

Eligibility Requirement:
Taxpayers earning less than $54,000/year

Cost:
Free