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Free Tax Help for NM residents

Get help from IRS-qualified tax preparers

Funding free tax prep to low-income individuals & families

THE FINANCIAL RESOURCES PEOPLE NEED

Tax Help New Mexico is a free tax-filing resource for people whose household income is $65,000 or less or those who are 65 years or older.

How to get Tax Help in new mexico

The 2024 Tax Help New Mexico season is February 5th to April 11th.

For best results, it is recommended to use the booking portal below to schedule a tax appointment.

We encourage those interested in scheduling an appointment to book early, as spots fill up quickly. Our volunteers will work with each individual to ensure they receive the necessary support and guidance needed to complete the tax filing process accurately and efficiently.

Callers: If you need assistance with scheduling an appointment, call the information line at 505-750-3885 during office hours Mon-Thu, 9 am to 3 pm.

Messages: If there are no available slots, you will not receive a follow-up call.

2024 Updates:

  • Taxpayers may choose to either call-in for assistance with scheduling or use the online scheduling tool (recommended).
  • Appointment availability will be released on 2-week intervals: January 16th, January 30th, February 13th, February 27th, March 12th, and March 26th
  • Tax Help can file up to 3 years of prior filings — 2023, 2022, and 2021 only

Book An Appointment with Tax Help

View locations, hours and our scope of service below

Tax Help New Mexico Locations

Locations will be open Monday, February 5th through Thursday, April 11th. 

United Way Office -- By Appointment Only

Address: 2340 Alamo Ave SE, Suite 110, Albuquerque, NM 87106

  • Building entrances are locked 24/7, instructions for appointment arrival will be noted in the appointment confirmation

 

Days/Hours: Mondays – Thursdays and Saturdays from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (last appointment is at 2:00 pm)

CNM Montoya Campus -- Appointments & Walk-ins

Walk-in service is on a limited first-come, first served basis.

Appointments will be given priority. 

Address: 4700 Morris St NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111

  • H Building Room 127
  • Parking passes will be provided when you arrive for your appointment

 

Days/Hours: Mondays – Thursdays from 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm (last appointment/walk-ins at 7:00 pm) and Saturdays from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (last appointment/walk-ins at 2:00 pm)

Santa Fe Main Library -- by Appointment only

If you have questions about whether your return is in the Santa Fe scope of free service or if you are having difficulties making your appointment online, then call 505-465-9776 and leave a message. Our office will return your call.

Address: 145 Washington Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501

Days/Hours: Mondays & Tuesday from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm (last appointment/walk-ins at 1:00 pm) and Wednesdays from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm (last appointment/walk-ins at 3:00 pm)

Tax Help New Mexico cannot file the following taxes as it is outside our scope of service:

  • Bankruptcies
  • Income from rental properties
  • Married filing separately
  • Farming income
  • Mortgage Assistance payments

Outside of Albuquerque? Use the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) link to find a site near you.

Review the checklist of needed items to bring to your appointment below.

TAX HELP CHECKLIST OF NEEDED ITEMS TO BRING

Proof of Identification

Tax payer(s) must have a valid photo ID (Driver license, state issued ID, passport, military ID, tribal ID)

SOCIAL SECURITY CARD(S)

Social Security card(s) or ITIN (Individual Tax Identification Number) documents for yourself, your spouse, your dependents or anyone else on your return

BIRTH DATES

For you, your spouse and dependents on the tax return

INCOME FORMS

Wage and earnings statements (W-2, W-2G, 1099-R, 1099-Misc) from all employers

Interest and dividend statements from banks (Form 1099)

EXPENSE FORMS

All 1098 Forms, child or dependent care expenses (Daycare provider tax id # required), property tax payments

BANK INFORMATION

Bring your bank routing & account number for direct deposit (e.g.: blank check). If you do not have a bank account, please visit the Bank On Burque website for information on where to access safe, affordable, and functioning checking accounts.

PROOF OF HEALTHCARE

Form 1095-A, B and C, Health Coverage Statements or Health Insurance Exemption Certificate (if received)

MARRIED FILING JOINTLY

Both spouses must be present with proper documentation to complete tax return

OTHER DOCUMENTS

A copy of last year’s federal and state returns, if available, and all other tax-related documents 

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