ABCD Launches Free Tax Preparation Season in Collaboration With the Boston Tax Help Coalition to Put Cash Back Into the Community

On January 27, the Boston Tax Help Coalition of which ABCD is a co-founder, kicked off the 2023 tax season at the offices of coalition member Urban Edge in Roxbury. The Boston Tax Help Coalition is a public-private collaboration with the City of Boston, which seeks to ensure the full participation of all Boston residents in the City’s economic vitality and future. In addition, ABCD is a member of the Massachusetts Association for Community Action (MASSCAP) Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) network and offers free tax preparation services in the Mystic Valley area, which kicked off the same day. Both the Boston and Mystic Valley coalitions fall under the federal VITA program. Those who may qualify for free tax preparation services include: 

  • People who earned $60,000 or less in 2022
  • People with disabilities
  • Limited English-speaking taxpayers.

ABCD’s IRS-certified tax preparers will prepare and electronically submit returns through in-person appointments and document drop off. Last year, ABCD helped 2,565 residents complete their state and federal tax returns, resulting in $6,431.747 in federal and state refunds combined, $1,454.056 in Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC) and $72,597 in Child Tax Credits (CTC). That economic infusion channeled dollars back to hardworking families and revitalized businesses in under-resourced neighborhoods. For over 30 years, ABCD has provided more than 150,000 people across the city with free tax preparation services. Learn more about free tax preparation and find a list of required documents needed to complete tax returns here