Free tax preparation

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 18th.

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 2016 household income is $54,000 or less and
  • Resident of Onondaga County and
  • You had income in 2016 from wages, self-employment, pension, or government benefits and
  • You do not own rental property and
  • You did not declare bankruptcy in 2016 and
  • You did not receive military pay and
  • Your 2016 interest income is less than $3,400
  • If you are self-employed, you did not have employees or inventory, you do not deduct your home as an expense, and you did not have a business loss.

Please call 315.634.3756 to schedule an appointment.  Phone lines are open.

Hours of operation for Tax Preparation:
Tuesdays & Saturdays: 10am – 5pm
Wednesdays & Thursdays: 12pm – 7pm
Preference given to appointment holds / walk-ins welcomed

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 Cards & Birth dates of everyone you are claiming
  • Wage & earning statements (Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R,1099-Misc) from all employers
  • Interest & dividends statements from banks (forms 1099)
  • Total paid to daycare & daycare’s Tax ID# (providers Social Security # or business employer ID#)
  • Forms 1095-A, B or C, Affordable Health Care
  • Copy of last year’s federal & state returns, if available
  • For faster returns: Proof of bank account routing and account numbers for direct deposit such as a blank check
  • Education :
    Education Credits (1098-T) 2016 statement of account from educational institution
    Student loan interest deduction (1098-E)

IF YOU DON’T QUALIFY FOR EITC, but your Adjusted Gross Income is less than $64,000, 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 315.634.3756 or

Administrative Office:
217 South Salina Street, 2nd Floor, Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: 315.470.3300 • Fax: 315.688.0309