Justice. Opportunity. Inclusion.

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Free Tax Preparation Honest, Innovative,
& High-Quality Service

We are the top free tax preparation community-based organization in the Bronx. We help eligible New York City residents file their tax returns and claim credits. Our high-quality, expert tax services are available in over 30 locations.


“We care about each person who visits us, and we teach our clients how to navigate our financial systems.” – Maribel Montilla, Tax Program Director

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Free Financial Counseling Creating Equity in The Bronx
& New York City

We help families build financial literacy and offer the tools they need to grow generational wealth. Our financial counselors personalize your experience and work to help you achieve your goals and long-term plans. We are proud to collaborate with incredible partners like the Mexican Consulate for our program called La Ventanilla, the Center for Urban Community Services (CUCS), Legal Hand, and so many more. Our free, confidential programs include The Bronx Initiative, La Ventanilla, Microentreprenurial Program, Ready to Rent, and the ITIN programs.


“If you’re able to prove your income, then you can apply for the financial products that you need. For example, if you want to apply for a mortgage or a business loan, the bank will want to see your income and credit. That’s why it’s important to file your taxes—even if you get paid in cash.” – Adelaida Morin, Senior Program Director

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Volunteer with Us Give Back & Join Our Community

We are grateful for the more than 150 people who volunteer with us every year to guide the people we serve through financial education sessions and prepare free tax returns. It’s a vibrant, bustling community just like NYC, and no experience is needed. Ariva volunteers enjoy being part of an enthusiastic, generous, and committed team.

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“I’m always impressed by the people I meet at Ariva: their persistence to keep working and pay taxes even though they don’t always receive services in exchange. Doing their taxes for free is the least I can do for them.” – Wasilla Guiga-Lotfi, Ariva Tax Prep Volunteer

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Your Money. Your Future. Our Mission

We exist to create economic justice, financial inclusion, and the opportunity for all residents of New York City to build financially-empowered and prosperous lives. Our work of providing free financial counseling and free tax preparation services is the first step toward economic independence and long-term wealth-building.



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