Free Tax Preparation
Work with a trained volunteer to file your taxes or do it yourself online
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.
You have two options for assistance:
I want to do my own taxes
File your federal and state tax returns free of charge using the United Way of Central Indiana’s My Free Taxes program. There is no income limit, and assistance is available if you have questions.
I want an IRS-certified VITA volunteer to prepare my taxes
If you made $66,000 or less last year, you may qualify. Free tax preparation service is not available if, last year, you owned or sold rental property; sold a business; had business losses or business use of home; or bought/sold stocks, bonds, or mutual funds.
What years will they help me with?
We will prepare taxes for the following tax years, subject to software availability: 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, and 2017. You will need a separate tax packet for each year’s return you are requesting we prepare.
Current Tax Prep Hours
|Monday||10 a.m. - 6 p.m.|
|Tuesday||10 a.m. - 6 p.m.|
|Wednesday||10 a.m. - 6 p.m.|
|Saturday||9 a.m. - 2 p.m.|
Last Day: Tuesday, April 18, 2023
The site is closed on Wednesday, January 25, and Tuesday, January 31.
**Our ability to assist you is based on volunteer capacity and is subject to change. Taxes are prepared by IRS-certified volunteers. Priority goes to seniors aged 85 and up.**
Please see the map to identify parking options.
Do not park in the Burger King parking lot, as they may tow you.
Tax Site Phone
Phone is an unstaffed, automated line with tax site information.
Messages are checked periodically.
Call tax site at 317-808-2393
It looks like I'm eligible for the VITA program, what's next?
'What to Bring' Checklist
Please plan to stay on-site because we will work to prepare your taxes on the same day.
Bring the following items with you:
- Valid, government-issued picture ID
- Social security cards or ITIN cards for all persons on return
- W2 forms for all employment for the previous year
- Interest and dividend statements
- Form 1095-A if you purchased health insurance through www.Healthcare.gov
- All 1099 forms received, including 1099 SSA from the Social Security Administration and unemployment statements
- Education expense receipts and 1098 form
- Child care receipts, along with provider’s address and social security number/employer identification number
- Real estate property tax receipts
- Landlord name and address
- Bank routing number and account number for direct deposit
- Copy of last year’s tax return (if available)
- Federal Intake Form (download and print if possible)
- State Intake Form (download and print if possible)
- Consent to Disclose (download and print if possible)
- Consent Form (download and print if possible)
Covid-19 Safety Procedures
John Boner Neighborhood Centers has enhanced safety procedures to help maintain the safety of the public, volunteers, and staff. These include enhanced cleaning, changes to the building and other steps.
Please take note of the following:
- If you are feeling sick or running a fever, please do not come.
- Visitors should wear a mask covering the mouth and nose while in the building.
- Please use the hand sanitizer available on site.
Additional Information & Resources
Tax Payer Advocate
Legal services and tax payer advocate services will be on-site during select times.
Save Your Refund
Save to Win is a separate, prized-linked savings initiative for members of participating credit unions.
The tax site offers opportunity to engage with guest speakers, access to other health and legal services, credit reports, financial workshops and more.