Free Tax Preparation

The John Boner Neighborhood Center is part of Indy Free Tax Prep, a network of Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites that offer free tax preparation to individuals.

From January 25, 2017, through April 15, 2017, our volunteers be available to file your tax return or help you file. Volunteers are here Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 10 AM – 6 PM, Saturday 9 AM – 2 PM.
**Our ability to assist you is based on volunteer capacity**

Do you qualify?
If you made less than $64,000 last year, you may qualify for free tax preparation services.
You have two options.

1) File your own taxes with our do it yourself service
2) Have a certified tax volunteer prepare your taxes
3) Save Your Refund competition

Regardless of the option you choose, don’t forget to enter the Save Your Refund Contest!  With $35,000 in prizes and 101 chances to win, now is the time to save! Go to Save Your Refund for additional details.

Option 1)

Prepare and e-file your federal and state taxes using free software provided by H&R Block. This service is sponsored by the Walmart Foundation – in cooperation with Goodwill Industries International, National Disability Institute, and United Way Worldwide. You’ll need a valid email address.

To complete your taxes yourself, please click HERE to be taken to the MyFreeTaxes/HRBlock Website.


Option 2)

The John Boner Neighborhood Center is hosting a free tax preparation site. Volunteers are certified by
the IRS to prepare and e-file your federal and state tax return. The site will open on January 25th and run
through April 15th. The hours are Monday-Wednesday 10 am – 6 pm and Saturday 9 am -2 pm. No need
for an appointment, come by during open hours.

Households who earned less than $64,000 last year are eligible.
Must have the following information at time of service
o Valid picture ID
o Social security cards or ITIN cards for all persons on return
o Copy of last year’s tax return
o All W2 forms for all employment for previous year
o Interest and dividend statements
o All 1099 forms received, including 1099 SSA from the Social Security Administration and unemployment statements
o Education expense receipts and 1098 form
o Child care receipts, along with provider’s address and social security number/employer identification number
o Real estate property tax receipts
o Landlord name and address
o Bank routing number and account number for direct deposit
o Form 1095-A if you purchased insurance through last year
*Form 1095-A should arrive in the mail by early February. In most states it’s possible to download a copy of the statement through the Marketplace account starting in late January or early February.

PLEASE NOTE: This service is not available if, you owned or sold rental property, sold a business, had more than $25,000 in business expenses, or had business losses, bought/sold stocks, bonds, or mutual funds.  Currently is says $10,000 in business expenses.

Please download and fill out the following documents prior to your arrival:
Intake Form
Tax Prep Checklist

Save Your Refund Competition

The John H. Boner Community Center is an Official Partner of SaveYourRefund.

  • Did you know you can win up to 25K by saving as little as $50 of your tax refund?
  • What would you do with 25K in extra cash? Save $50 of your tax refund and enter @SaveYourRefund to tell us!
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Participants who save as little as $50 of their tax refund using Form 8888 and enter the promotion at will be eligible to win 100 weekly $100 prizes and a Grand Prize of $25,000.


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