Everyone Deserves the Right to
Financial Freedom

La Ventanilla, “The Financial Education Window” in the New York City Mexican Consulate, has served the Mexican community and other Spanish speakers living in New York City since 2014. And thanks to our partnership with M&T Bank and The Mexican Consulate, the program continues to be free of charge and confidential.

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Free & Confidential
Financial Support
No cost. No appointment necessary.

By attending a free financial counseling session at La Ventanilla, you will receive free and confidential advice from our professional financial counselors on the following:

How To:

  • Obtain and use an ITIN number
  • File your taxes and receive free tax preparation
  • Reduce and manage debt
  • Open a bank account
  • Create a budget and increase your savings
  • Create or improve credit which can help you get loans or even buy a home
  • Organize your personal income and expenses and separate your personal income from your business income to make the tax preparation process easier
  • Be eligible for refunds of money through tax credits
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“People who come here feel at home. We serve them in Spanish. They feel the comfort of the Mexican government supporting them, so they know that this is a trustworthy organization. Plus, the amount of people I see coming here every day asking for the services of La Ventanilla is high. It’s important to have this kind of counseling here at the Consulate.” – Laila Figueroa, Asuntos Comunitarios at the Mexican Consulate

La Ventanilla Frequently
Asked Questions

Who can apply for advice at La Ventanilla?

All! Although our free New York City financial counseling and community tax programs at La Ventanilla are held at the Mexican Consulate, these services are available to everyone. Our bilingual (English and Spanish) tax preparers and financial counselors are ready to help you on your financial journey, no matter where you come from! No appointment necessary.

Where is La Ventanilla located?

Please come visit our team on the third floor of the Mexican Consulate in New York City: 27 East 39th Street, New York, NY 10016

You can also learn more about La Ventanilla in this report from the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs.

What is an ITIN Number, and how do I use it?

An Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) can open new financial doors for you and your family! No matter what your financial goals are in this country, by getting an ITIN number, you can start building your long-term financial future and prosperous life. Learn more about the ITIN number here.

What are the benefits of obtaining an ITIN number?

You can file your taxes, open a bank account, build credit, and use it as proof of address.

Can I get help with setting up an ITIN at La Ventanilla?

Yes. Anyone who makes cash should and can also do their taxes. Preparing your taxes helps you comply with US tax law. If you don’t qualify for a social security number, the ITIN number will help you prepare your taxes.

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The financial counselors at La Ventanilla are available continuously in person or by phone to help you achieve your financial goals at no cost. Visit us on the third floor of the Mexican Consulate in New York City ( 27 East 39th Street New York, NY 10016). You can also call us at 718-690-9873 to make an appointment with one of our financial counselors.