ABCD is Offering FREE Tax Preparation for Melrose Residents Who Earned up to $60,000 Last Year

Qualifying residents are urged to call ABCD to schedule an in-person appointment.

Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) urges all residents of Mystic Valley, including Melrose residents, and Boston who earned $60,000 or less in 2022 to schedule a FREE in-person tax prep appointment TODAY at one of their neighborhood sites by calling 617-348-6329 or visiting bostonabcd.org/tax.

ABCD is a co-founder of the Boston Tax Help Coalition, 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. Both the Boston and Mystic Valley coalitions fall under the federal VITA program. 

Beginning January 30, 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. A list of required documents to complete tax returns can be found here.

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 tax volunteers are multilingual, and fluent in eight languages including English, Spanish, French, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Cape Verdean Creole and Haitian Creole.