EITC You’ve Earned It! (Free tax program)

PEACE, Inc. helps people with low to moderate income receive the largest refund possible and access all eligible tax credits as our volunteers prepare and e-file tax returns from mid-January until April 15th.

man helping woman with tax returnIf you meet ALL the following qualifications for EITC: You’ve Earned It, you can get your taxes prepared for FREE!

  • Your total 2015 household income is $54,000 or less and
  • Resident of Onondaga County and
  • You had income in 2015 from wages, self-employment, pension, or government benefits and
  • You do not own rental property and
  • You did not declare bankruptcy in 2015 and
  • You did not receive military pay and
  • Your 2015 interest income is less than $3,400
  • If you are self-employed, you did not have employees, you do not deduct your home as an expense and you do not have inventory.

Please call 315-634-3756 to schedule an appointment.  Phone lines are open during the site’s tax prep hours.  Calendar of hours of operation and appointment scheduling 

Hours of operation for Tax Preparation:
Preference given to appointment holds / walk-ins welcomed
Tuesdays & Saturdays: 10 am – 5 pm
Wednesdays & Thursdays: 12 – 7 pm
Mondays & Fridays: 11 am – 7 pm  No walk-ins these days / Appointments only

This year’s location
ShoppingTown Mall  (Sears wing)
3649 Erie Blvd East
Dewitt, NY 13214

You will need to bring the following documents with you:

  • Picture ID for you (and your spouse if filing jointly)
  • Social security card and birth dates for ALL you are claiming
  • Last year’s tax return
  • Income:
    Wage information (W2)
    Social security statements (1099)
    Unemployment benefits (1099-G)
    Pension/IRS statement (1009-R)
    Capital gain or loss (1099-B)
  • Health Insurance (Affordable Care Act (1095-A, 1095-B, 1095-C)
  • Education :
    Education Credits (1098-T) 2015 statement of account from educational institution
    Student loan interest deduction (1098-E)
  • Blank Check with account/routing number (for direct deposits if receiving a rebate)
  • Child care letter containing:
    Signature of provider
    Address & SSAN of Provider
    Total Annual payment
    Who the care was for

IF YOU DON’T QUALIFY FOR EITC, but your Adjusted Gross Income is less than $60,000, you can prepare your own federal and NYS income tax returns for free by visiting the link below.mft-logo (1)(2)

Volunteers are still needed to help prepare tax returns.  For more information, contact Project Manager Ralph Lyke at 315- or taxes@peace-caa.org.

Administrative Office:
217 South Salina Street, 2nd Floor, Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: (315) 470-3300 • Fax: (315) 472-8939