Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Hempstead Town's VITA Program helps senior citizens prepare their federal and state income tax returns and secure every penny of the refunds to which they are entitled. It's time to take advantage of the FREE service presented with our Department of Senior Enrichment's volunteer tax assistants. Seniors and residents with limited incomes who wish to participate in the program must bring last year's tax return (2014), all wage, Social Security and earnings statements (W-2 and 1099, and 1095, if applicable), all interest, dividend, capital gains, IRAs, annuities and pension statements, 2015 property tax receipts, STAR exemption records, social security cards and photo identifications of all those filing tax returns. The deadline for filing individual tax returns this year is April 18, 2016.

Listed below are the 2016 Town of Hempstead VITA locations. Please click the location for details.

Bellmore Senior Center

Address: 2000 Bellmore Ave., Bellmore, NY 11710
Days: Fridays 2/12 thru 4/15 (except 3/25)
Hours: 9 AM – 1 PM
Phone: (516) 221-9696 – Reservations required

Cedarhurst Senior Center

Address: Cedarhurst Village Hall – 200 Cedarhurst Ave, Cedarhurst, NY 11516
Days: Tuesdays 3/1 and 3/22
Hours: 10 AM – 2 PM
Phone: (516) 295-1177 – Reservations required

Elmont Senior Center

Address: 138 Elmont Road, Elmont, NY 11003
Days: Tuesdays 2/9 thru 4/12
Hours: 12 Noon – 3 PM
Phone: (516) 354-4777 – Reservations required

Franklin Square Senior Center

Address: 1182 Martha Place, Franklin Square, NY 11010
Days: Tuesdays 2/9 thru 4/12
Hours: 9 AM – 1 PM
Phone: (516) 328-3010 – Reservations required

Green Acres Senior Center

Address: 400 Flower Rd., Valley Stream, NY 11580
Days: Wednesdays 2/24, 3/9, 3/30
Hours: 10 AM – 2 PM
Phone: (516) 872-8810 – Reservations required

Merrick Senior Center

Address: 2550 Clubhouse Rd., Merrick, NY 11566
Days: Wednesdays 2/10 thru 4/13
Hours: 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Phone: (516) 868-4777 – Reservations required

Uniondale-Hempstead Senior Center

Address: 840 Uniondale Ave., Uniondale, NY 11553
Days: Mondays 2/29, 3/14, 3/21, 4/4, 4/11
Hours: 10 AM - 2 PM
Days: Tuesday 2/16
Hours: 10 AM – 2 PM
Phone: (516) 292-1313 – Reservations required

Wantagh Senior Center

Address: 1150 Seamans Neck Rd., Wantagh, NY 11793
Days: Wednesdays 2/10 thru 4/13
Hours: 10 AM – 2 PM
Phone: (516) 785-8505 – Reservations required

Elmont Memorial Library – E-file site

Address: 700 Hempstead Tpke. Elmont, NY 11003
Days: Mondays 2/8 thru 4/11
Hours: 12 noon – 3 PM
Phone: (516) 354-5280 – Reservations required

Freeport Memorial Library – E-file site

Address: 144 W. Merrick Rd., Freeport, NY 11520
Days: Mondays 2/8 thru 4/11  (not 2/15)
Hours: 10 AM – 1 PM
Days: Tuesday Evenings 2/2 thru 4/12
Hours: 5 – 9 PM
Days: Saturdays 2/6 thru 4/16
Hours: 1 – 4 PM
Phone: (516) 379-3274 ext. 505 – First-Come, First-Served

Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library – E-file site

Address: 1125 Broadway, Hewlett, NY 11557
Days: Tuesdays 2/2 thru 4/12
Hours: 10 AM – 1 PM
Phone: (516) 374-1967
Reservations required

Lakeview Public Library – E-file site

Address: 1120 Woodfield Rd. Rockville Centre, NY 11570
Days: Saturdays 2/16 thru 4/16
Hours: 10 AM – 2 PM
Phone: (516) 536-3071 – Reservations required

Lynbrook Public Library – E-file site

Address: Eldert St., Lynbrook, NY 11563
Days: Wednesdays 2/3 thru 4/13
Fridays 2/5 thru 4/15 (except 3/25)
Hours: 10 AM – 1 PM
Phone: (516) 599-8630, ext. 0 – First-Come, First-Served

Oceanside Public Library – E-file site

Address: 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside, NY 11572
Days: Wednesdays 2/3 thru 4/13
Hours: 10 AM – 1:30 PM
Phone: (516) 766-2360 – First-Come, First-Served

Rockville Centre Public Library – E-file site

Address: 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre, NY 11570
Days: Thursdays 2/4 thru 4/14
Hours: 9:15 AM – 1:45 PM
Phone: (516) 766-6257 – Reservations required

Roosevelt Public Library – E-file site

Address: 27 West Fulton Ave., Roosevelt, NY 11575
Days: Saturdays 2/13 thru 4/16
Hours: 10 AM – 2 PM
Phone: (516) 378-0222 – First-Come, First-Served

Wantagh Public Library – E-file site

Address: 3285 Park Ave, Wantagh, NY 11793
Days: Thursdays 2/11 thru 4/14
Hours: 10 AM – 1 PM
Phone: (516) 221-1200 – First-Come, First-Served