637 Washington Street, Dorchester MA Directions (617) 825-9660

Free Tax Clinic

FREE TAX PREPARATION

As a member of the Boston Tax Help Coalition, we offer free tax preparation for hard-working Dorchester residents and families. Anyone who worked in the previous year and made less than a certain amount, can get their taxes prepared and filed for free. Clinics run from late January through the tax filing deadline.

Trained tax volunteers staff the clinic and, in addition to preparing and filing the tax returns, provide 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 for the previous 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 the previous year’s tax return
  • Your bank account and routing numbers to directly deposit your refund
  • Total real estate taxes paid last year (if applicable)
  • Proof of sales tax and fees paid if you bought a car after February 16th, of the previous year (if applicable)
  • All closing documents for all first-time homebuyers (if applicable)

Location
Wellness & Fitness Center
450 Washington Street, Dorchester 02124

Hours
Mondays and Tuesdays 4 pm – 8 pm
Saturdays 9 am – 1 pm

Tax Clinic

Frequently Asked Questions

Patient statements are issued on a weekly basis for any new patient responsibilities that have been identified within the previous week. For accounts with balances less than $25.00, additional statements are issued every five weeks. For accounts with balances of $25.00 or more, if the patient has not paid the balance by the time the next statement is due, the account is referred to our reminder agency, which then begins a series of letters and calls reminding them that their balance is overdue.  No additional statements are sent out.

Have questions about your bill? Call (617) 822-8257.

Your provider can send an electronic prescription to the pharmacy located on the ground floor of the Health Center. You can pick up your prescription prior to leaving the Health Center. You can also get your prescription called in to an outside pharmacy as long as you bring the phone number with you.

Check with your insurance company to see if your prescriptions are covered by your policy. If they are, you may be restricted to certain pharmacies and you may need to make a co-payment.

We also have a prescription refill phone line you can call for refills: (617) 822-8371.

Visit our Health Insurance page to see a full list of all the Health Insurance Providers we accept.

Codman Square Health Center is an independent facility managed by a community Board of Directors. This allows our community to make the decisions regarding the services we offer.

Our hours of operation may vary between departments, but our standard hours can be found here and at the bottom of your screen.

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