125 North Fulton St. Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: (607) 273-4611
Toll Free: (877) 273-AFCU      Contact

Free Tax Preparation Program

The Alternatives Free Tax Preparation Program is now closed. 

Don't pay high fees to get your own refund. If you are single and earn less than $30,000 or a family earning under $52,000, we can prepare your Federal and State Income Tax Returns. Find out if you qualify here.

MAIN LOCATION — Alternatives Federal Credit Union
WHEN: January 18 - April 15, 2014
TIMES: Tuesdays: 10:00 - 1:00 PM, and 3:00 - 8:00 PM

Wednesdays & Thursdays: 3:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

DRYDEN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: 2 North St. (Corner Rts. 38 & 13)
WHEN: Feb. 1 & 15, March 1, 15 & 29, April 12
TIME: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM.

BROOKTONDALE COMMUNITY CENTER: 524 Valley Rd.
WHEN: Feb. 3 & 17, March 3 & 17, April 7
TIMES: 5:00 - 8:00 PM

GROTON TCA HEAD START & COMMUNITY CAFE: 110 Sykes St.
WHEN: Jan. 30, Feb. 13 & 27, March 13 & 27, April 10
TIMES: 2:00 - 6:00 PM

NEWFIELD HIGH SCHOOL: 247 Main St. 
WHEN: Feb. 6 & 20, March 6 & 20, April 3
TIMES: 3:30 - 7:30 PM

For general information, please call 216-3443.

To make an appointment: If you live in Tompkins or Cortland counties, call 2-1-1 Monday-Friday 9:00 - 5:00 PM. If you live outside those counties, call 1-877-211-8667.

More About the Community Tax Program
Alternatives' Community Tax Program has been offering free tax preparation services since 2003.  To date we've prepared over 10,000 tax returns for working families and individuals and returne
d over $18 million in refunds to our local community.

Our goal is to help all eligible workers claim the
credits they deserve (without paying high fees) and to help them turn those refunds into financial assets.

You can learn more about getting free tax assistance or volunteering  from our website, or call 216-3459 for more information. 

To help us spread the word, see our outreach page.

Free Tax Prep is supported by the Internal Revenue Service, Tompkins County Legislature, The Community Impact Fund of the Community Foundation, The Community Foundation’s Tompkins Today and Tomorrow, UAW Local 2300, United Way-Youth and Philanthropy Program, Empire State Development-CDFI Program, and gifts to Alternatives Impact, the 501(c)3 affiliate of Alternatives FCU.

 

 

 

 

 

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My IDA [Individual Development Account] experience was just incredible. I saved a few bucks every week and after a year, I had a savings account with $3,000 in it! And I'm glad that the MoneyWise class was required, because it really helped me develop a healthier relationship with money. So many of the skills I learned in class seemed so obvious, but I never thought/knew how to do them until we went over them in class. For example, tracking my spending made a HUGE difference in how I now spend money. Also, the exercises in the beginning when we explored our relationships with money - I discovered I'm a carefree, spirited, impulsive spender. It helps to put a name on things.

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