Tax Preparation

Phipps Neighborhoods, in partnership with VITA, offers free tax preparation to individuals who worked or received unemployment in the previous year, earned less than $20,000 with no dependents, or earned less than $53,000 with a dependent. Services are offered at various Phipps Neighborhoods locations throughout the Bronx from January 28th through April 15th.

In 2014, Phipps Neighborhoods completed over 2,000 tax returns with over $1.7 million Earned Income Tax Credits for filers.


Knowledgeable staff help clients:

  • File standard or earned income tax returns
  • Coordinate refunds
  • Establish direct deposit bank accounts for secure and convenient receipt of tax refunds


Phipps Neighborhoods Opportunity Center at Melrose
3125 3rd Avenue
Bronx, NY 10451
Tues, Wed, Thurs 11am to 7pm, Saturday 9am-5pm

Phipps Neighborhoods Opportunity Center at West Farms
1071-A East Tremont Avenue
Bronx, NY 10460
Monday – Thursday 4pm to 8pm

Phipps Neighborhoods Center at Fulton Avenue
1743 Fulton Avenue
Bronx, NY 10460
Monday – Thursday 4pm to 8pm

Phipps Neighborhoods Cornerstone Center at Soundview Houses
1680 Seward Avenue
Bronx, NY 10473
Monday – Thursday 4 to 8pm

Phipps Neighborhoods Community School at East Bronx Academy for the Future
1716 Southern Boulevard
Bronx, NY 10460
Saturday 10am to 2pm

For more information about any of these programs, contact

About Phipps Neighborhoods

Phipps Neighborhoods helps children, youth, and families in low-income communities rise above poverty. We work in South Bronx neighborhoods where we can address the greatest barriers to lasting success through education and career programs, and access to community resources.

We’re dedicated to our neighborhoods for the long term, supporting individuals and families as they establish self-sufficiency. Our services create opportunities for people to thrive in every aspect of their lives.