It's Tax Time!

February 25, 2019

Make sure your tax refund is all it can be with the Earned Income Tax Credit.

EITCpages_fa.jpg1199SEIU and the National Benefit Fund are again making available a free tax prep program for members, so they can pay only the taxes they owe and apply for the Earned Income Tax Credit, a tax refund for low-to-moderate income families.

Since its inception in 1999, the program has helped NYC members alone file for $100 million dollars in refunds. The program works with professional tax preparers at sites throughout the Union’s regions to help members prepare their taxes free of charge. Below is what you’ll need to file for the EITC and site locations, dates and times. Call the listed numbers for more information.

What You Need to Bring to File for the EITC:

• Your spouse. If you are filing a joint return your spouse must be present.
• Government-issued photo ID
• Social Security Card
• All applicable forms from 2018, including W-2, 1099, 1098-T, 1095-A, 1095-B/1095-C, 1098 and 1098-E.
• Tax Employer Identification Number and SSN of your child care provider if you are claiming child care expenses
• Sample check with routing number if you’d like direct deposit of your refund
• Amounts of any other income such as jury fees or gambling winnings
• A copy of last year’s tax returns

Site Locations:


Call Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) to locate sites near you. If you can’t find a convenient site near you, there are additional Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites that offer free tax preparation. Call the VITA Site Locator Hotline at (800) 906-9887 or use the VITA Site Locator Tool at Individuals/Find-a-Locationfor- Free-Tax-Prep to locate your nearest VITA site and find hours of operation and contact numbers.

611 North Eutaw Street
Baltimore, MD

Call 443.449.2019

January 28 to April 12
Tue., Wed. & Thur.:
10:00am to 5:00pm;

Fri. & Sat.: 9:00am to 4:00pm Sunday and Monday: Closed


Please call (617) 284-1199 Both locations are by appointment only

108 Myrtle Street

Tues., Wed. & Fri.:
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Sat.: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

20 Maple Street
Wed. & Fri.: 4:30 - 8:00 pm;
Sat.: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Upstate New York

2421 Main Street, Suite 100

Call (716) 982-0540, AmySue at ext. 3721 or Kim at ext. 3724.

January 28 to April 15
Monday to Thursday:
4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Saturdays (2/4, 2/16, 3/2, 3/16, 4/6, & 4/13) 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

North Country - Gouverneur
93 E. Main Street
Gouverneur, NY

(315) 287-9013 ext. 11

February 2 to April 6
Monday & Thursday:
5:00pm to 8:00pm

Saturday: 10:00am to 2:00pm

March 9
Carthage Area Hospital
315-287-9013 ext. 11

February 15, 16 & 17

Champlain Valley
Physicians Hospital
Call 315-287-9013 ext. 11

259 Monroe Ave, Suite, 220,
2nd Fl. (585) 730-6433

January 28 to April 15
Tuesday: 4:00pm to 8:00pm,
Thursday: 4:00pm to 8:00pm
& Saturday: 9:00 am to 3:00pm

Strong Memorial Hospital
601 Elmwood Ave.,

Medical Center, Louise Slaughter
Room 1-9555: 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26: 4:00pm to 7:00pm

EITC Free Tax Center
250 S. Clinton St.
(315) 295-1822

January 28 to April 15,
Mon to Thurs:
5:30pm to 9:00pm;
Sat: 9:00am to 2:00pm

January 30, 7:00am to 4pm

James Cecile Center
February 2: 9:00am to 3:00pm

Solvay High School
February 9: 9:00am to 3:00pm

Downstate New York and New Jersey

Members in New Jersey and downstate New York, including New York City, Westchester County and Long Island, can go to EITC for information about EITC tax free preparation site locations, their hours of operation and contact information. Other resources and information are available on the NBF website.

1199 Magazine | January - February 2019