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Free Tax Preparation

Chhaya is proud to offer free tax preparation services to community members earning under $68,000 with dependents, and under $48,000 without dependents. Chhaya can assist with 2021 tax returns only. We cannot assist with prior years’ taxes. 

For those that have no income and are not required to file a tax return, we will be able to assist you with completing the IRS’ Non-filers tool to apply for the Advanced Child Tax Credit. 

In compliance with COVID-19 precautions, Chhaya will not be completing tax returns in person. 

Drop Off Your Documents

Schedule an appointment at either our Jackson Heights or Richmond Hill office. We’ll scan your documents and call you to confirm your information. You’ll come back to the office to sign your tax return and you’ll get a hard copy for your records. In a few weeks, you will receive your refund through mail or direct deposit depending on your preference. 

This option requires an appointment. If no appointments are available at the link, please check again the following day. We do not accept walk-in appointments. 


Required documents for tax preparation:
  • Your valid photo ID
  • Social Security cards for everyone on return (yourself and all dependents)
  • All Forms W-2 from your employer(s)
  • All Forms 1099 from banks or other agencies such as 1099-G (unemployment), 1099-R (retirement), 099-DIV (dividends), 1099-INT (interest), etc.
  • 1099-K, 1099-MISC or W-2 from gig work
  • Form 1095-A, Health Insurance Marketplace Statement (
  • Letter 6419, 2021 Advance Child Tax Credit Payments
  • Other income documents related to virtual currency
  • Letter 6475, Your 2021 Economic Impact Payment (Stimulus)
  • List of expenses if you are self-employed
  • Your bank account number and routing number (if you want direct deposit)


Main Office:
37-43 77th St, 2nd Floor, Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Contact: 718.478.3848;

Richmond Hill Center:
121-18 Liberty Avenue, 2nd Floor, Richmond Hill, NY 11419
Contact: 718.374.3371;


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