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MEDIA ADVISORY: NYS Tax Department and Community Partners Cut Ribbon at Centro Civico on 80 New Free Tax Assistance Sites *INTERVIEW, VIDEO AND PHOTO OPPORTUNITY*

For Release: Immediate,

For press inquiries only, contact: James Gazzale, 518-457-7377

What: The NYS Tax Department is greatly increasing-by more than 400%--its free tax assistance sites to 80 statewide.   

Taxpayers qualify for the free service if they earn $60,000 or less.  They'll use Tax Department equipment and user-friendly software to e-file their returns, with a Tax Department volunteer.

Leaders from NYS agencies, Centro Civico, and the Capital Region CA$H Coalition will cut the ribbon on the 80 free sites.

When: Wednesday, February 18th at 10:00 a.m.

Where:  Centro Civico Albany Headquarters, 230 Green Street, Albany - plenty of parking and entrance on the south side of the building

Interview opportunities with:

  • NYS Tax Department Executive Deputy Commissioner Nonie Manion
  • NYS Taxpayer Rights Advocate Peg Neri
  • Centro Civico Executive Director Ladan Alomar
  • NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance Executive Deputy Commissioner Sharon Devine
  • CA$H of the Capital District Region Program Director David Galin


Geoff Gloak
NYS Tax Department
Press Office: 518-457-7377
Cell: 518-852-0808

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