Free Tax Preparation and Information

In search of VOLUNTEERS for the 2016 Tax Season!

Do you enjoy preparing your own taxes? Do you like to greet people? Are you a tech geek who has some extra time and wants to give back? Consider becoming a volunteer for the Hudson Valley CA$H Coaltion.

Volunteers Needed to Provide Tax Preparation Assistance to Seniors and Lower-Income Families and Individuals
Sponsored by Hudson Valley CA$H Coalition
(New York Counties of Dutchess and Orange)

Volunteers are critical to the success of the CA$H Coalition.  You are encouraged to select the role most appropriate for you.  The table below should help you choose.  If you would like to learn more or are ready to volunteer, please contact us.

Volunteer Tax Preparers Needed throughout Hudson Valley

The Hudson Valley CA$H Coalition and AARP Tax-Aide sponsor FREE TAX PREPARATION for low to moderate-income working families, individuals and seniors in Orange and Dutchess Counties. Volunteer tax preparers and Spanish-language preparers are currently being recruited for the 2016 tax season. 


Use skills to make a difference to those in need
Receive IRS Certification
Learn new skills and take advantage of free training
Join others in our community making a difference
Enjoy flexible days, times and locations throughout the Hudson Valley

Tax Preparation training begins in January 2017! For more information on volunteering, click here

To print and share a flyer, click here.

For more information about specific volunteer opportunities, click here

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For more information on joining the Hudson Valley CA$H Coalition contact: 

Dutchess County: 
Linda Eddy - (845) 475-7500 

Orange County: 
Dave Weaving   


What is the Hudson Valley CASH Coalition?

The Hudson Valley CA$H Coalition (Creating Assets, Savings and Hope) is dedicated to helping families and individuals in the Hudson Valley save money and improve their financial stability. The coalition provides free federal and state tax preparation for taxpayers living in New York counties of Dutchess and Orange. To ensure the quality of the service, tax preparers receive many hours of training and are certified by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. In 2015 over 7122 tax returns were prepared and filed in Orange and Dutchess counties. 


  • To get more information about tax preparation locations in Dutchess and Orange Counties, call 2-1-1 or 800-899-1479 (daily, 9AM to 7PM).

  • You can schedule an appointment at some sites.

  • Tax preparation sites are open from early February through April 15, 2017.

  • Federal and state tax returns for tax year 2016 will be prepared and filed electronically.

  • Get more information (pdf) about free tax preparation service.

  • Get ready for your meeting with a tax counselor. Download and print the readiness checklist (pdf) to make sure you have all the important documents for your appointment. More info here.

Partner organizations of the Hudson Valley CA$H Coalition include United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region, AARP Tax-Aide, Catholic Charities, the IRS, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Literacy Orange, the DC Community Action Partnership and North East Community Center. These organizations work together to assure access to free, reliable tax preparation services, so individuals may claim the credits to which they are entitled (especially the Earned Income Tax Credit) and receive information regarding services that may help them stretch their small incomes.

For more information on joining the Hudson Valley CA$H Coalition contact: 

Dutchess County: 
Linda Eddy - (845) 475-7500 

Orange County: 
Dave Weaving   

You can get your taxes prepared for free!  
Call 2-1-1 to schedule your appointment today.

Appointments are available
from early February through April 15, 2017.