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Free tax preparation and filing support in Miami

Tax Day is Tuesday, April 18, but if you’re expecting a refund, you can file early. If you need help preparing your taxes, there will be 30 local non-profits that have come together to form the Miami Tax Pros who will be offering free filing for those who qualify.

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Miami-Dade County offers free tax preparation assistance for individuals how make $60,000 or less, are age 60 or older, have a disability, or need help reading and understanding English at Community Action and Human Services Department Service Centers. Click here for hours, locations and for more information.

The City of Miami and its partner sites offer free tax preparation assistance at various sites. The IRS-partnered sites is available to those whose annual household income does not exceed $57,000, while the City of Miami NET offices-Benefit Bank sites will help those whose combined income does not exceed $72,000. Click here for complete information on sites and service centers or call 311.

The City of Miami Beach provides assistance for free tax preparation for people who make $60,000 or less, the disabled, elderly taxpayers and those who do not speak English. Tax preparation will occur in the Office of Housing and Community Services, located at 765 17 St., on Mondays via drop-off method, Wednesdays in person and Fridays to pick up completed tax returns and documents. Appointments are required and can be made through April 7 by calling 305.673.7491.

Miami Dade College offers free tax preparation for students and their immediate family through their Single Stop Program. Hours and dates vary by location. College of Business students and faculty will be available at all MDC campuses. Bring all necessary paperwork, such as social security cards and earnings statements. For more information, please contact the Single Stop coordinator at your campus of preference.

Miami Dade County Public Libraries – Get free federal income tax preparation help from IRS certified AARP Tax-Aide volunteers through April 18. Please bring last year’s tax return, all W-2 and 1099 forms, social security card and/or number for you and your dependents, and a photo ID. Space is limited. Please contact the branch for more information. Click here for a full list.

  • Hispanic Branch – Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m..
  • South Dade Regional – Wednesdays from 2-6:30 p.m.
  • West Kendall Regional – Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Coral Reef Branch – Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Sunset Branch – Mondays from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Pinecrest Branch – Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information about the MDC/IRS VITA program, click here or please call 305-237-3151.

The Internal Revenue Service offers free online software and fillable forms so you can do your taxes yourself. Click here.

H&R Block free at-home filing provides an online resource  for simple forms. Also, participating H&R Block  offices offer free extension filing and free reviews of tax forms.

AARP Tax-Aide provides free help to low- and moderate-income taxpayers of any age, with special attention to people over age 60. Most of the aides are in libraries or senior centers, and it’s best to make an appointment.

To find places near you that offer Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, search for a VITA location at the IRS’ website here.

Josie Gulliksen

About Josie Gulliksen

Josie Gulliksen is a freelance writer and major arts advocate and enthusiast who loves everything cultural and is excited to live in such a thriving community as Miami. A Miami native, aside from Miami on the Cheap, she currently writes for Artburst Miami and contributes to Edible South FL and Miami Media Group. She has contributed to, Biscayne Times and Miami New Times. She worked for nearly a decade at Miami Today as Calendar Editor and arts writer and then worked for 13 years in public relations. She has her own blog Scene Around South FL at

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