Free Tax Preparation

The John Boner Neighborhood Centers is part of Indy Free Tax Prep, Central Indiana’s Network for Free Tax Preparation.  As part of the IRS’ Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, we offer free tax preparation and other services to eligible residents.

Do you qualify?

If you made $66,000 or less last year, you may qualify to have your taxes prepared for free. Free tax preparation service is not available if, last year, you owned or sold rental property; sold a business; had more than $25,000 in business expenses; or bought/sold stocks, bonds, or mutual funds.

Tax Site Details


Halstead Hall (main level of Near Eastside Career Opportunities Center)
John Boner Neighborhood Centers
2236 E. 10th St., Indianapolis, IN 46201


Phone: (317) 808-2393 (Full of useful tax site information. Unstaffed but feel free to leave a message.)


Days Times Services
Opening Day: Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018  10 am – 6 pm
Mon., Tues., Weds. 10 am – 6 pm Current year taxes, DIY MFT, Walk-Ins only (no appointments)
Thursday 10 am – 2 pm Prior year returns, by appointment only
Saturday   9 am – 2 pm Current year taxes, DIY MFT, Walk-Ins only (no appointments)
Last Day: Tuesday, April 17, 2018  10 am – 6 pm

**Our ability to assist you is based on volunteer capacity**


Tax Preparation. Which is ideal for you?

Certified Volunteer Tax Prep                                   DIY MFT– Do it Yourself My Free Taxes (
·         IRS- certified volunteers prepare & review your return. ·         No tax know-how needed, My Free Taxes software guides you.
·         You couldn’t turn on a computer to save the world! ·         You’ve got a smart phone & know how to use it.
·         Your email has banned you for life. ·         You have a valid email address you can access.
·         Takes time & you’ve got time to chill. Hey, our rock star volunteers are in demand! ·         In & out as fast as you can read & type.
·         You have a more complex return (i.e. self- employment, annuities, capital gains/losses, etc…) ·         You have an easy breezy return (i.e. W-2s, social security income, basic retirement income, etc…)


Note: Sponsored by the United Way, the DIY MFT option is a great way to free file your federal and state return. You will need access to you prior year’s adjusted gross income (AGI), available on your prior year tax return, to e-file using this option.

Throwback Thursdays

Oops! Forgot to file a few years? Let our Throwback Thursday crew help you get on the straight and narrow.  Come in with all of your prior year tax documents during regular tax site hours and request a Thursday appointment.

Bank Accounts

Want direct deposit but don’t have an account? Subject to availability and eligibility, our financial institution partners can open an account for you on site.

Save to Win

With $30,000 in prizes and 102 chances to win, SaveYourRefund gives you big incentives to save part of your tax refund. The promotion, now in its fourth year, is offered by America Saves and Commonwealth. Go to to enter.

Other Services

The tax site offers guest speakers, access to other health and legal services, credit reports, financial workshops and more.

What to bring?

o Valid (unexpired), government-issued picture ID
o Social security cards or ITIN cards for all persons on return
o W2 forms for all employment for previous year
o Interest and dividend statements
o Form 1095-A if you purchased health insurance through
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 Copy of last year’s tax return (if available)

Want to save time?

Download and fill out the federal and state intake forms prior to your arrival:

Intake Interview & Quality Review Sheet
State Intake Form
Title VI Disclaimer