NYS Tax Department Announces More Free Tax Filing Assistance Events Ahead of the April 18 Filing Deadline Latest round of events scheduled in Queens and Nassau counties
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The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance today announced additional free tax filing assistance will be available in New York City and Long Island. Tax Department employees will be on hand to help low- and middle-income taxpayers file their taxes online for free ahead of the April 18 deadline.
Since the personal income tax filing season began in January, the Tax Department has partnered with community organizations to provide free tax filing assistance to thousands of taxpayers at locations throughout New York State.
Acting Commissioner of Taxation and Finance Nonie Manion said, “The April 18 filing deadline—Tax Day—is quickly approaching, so I urge all eligible New Yorkers to consider attending one of our events if they need assistance with the e-file software. This free service provides the opportunity to e-file accurately, efficiently, and securely.”
For the full schedule of the one-day events, please see this events webpage.
New York taxpayers with adjusted gross household incomes of $64,000 or less in 2016 qualify to file their tax return using free online software at these events. The tax software helps reduce errors and ensures that valuable credits, such as Earned Income Tax credits, are claimed. The error rate for e-filed returns is 20 times lower than it is for paper returns, speeding processing and refunds.
The latest two filing events scheduled:
New York City
Tuesday, March 28
10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Assemblyman David Weprin’s District Office
185-06 Union Turnpike
Fresh Meadows, NY 11366
Saturday, April 1
10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Bellmore Memorial Library
2288 Bedford Avenue
Bellmore, NY 11710
To help ensure a successful filing experience, eligible taxpayers must bring the proper documents with them to the filing event, including a copy of last year’s tax return, driver license(s) or state-issued ID, Form W-2, and Social Security numbers. Review a full list of documents to bring on the Tax Department’s website at www.tax.ny.gov/fsa.
Taxpayers with adjusted gross household income of $64,000 or less who can’t attend a free-filing event can access free software at www.tax.ny.gov to file both their federal and state tax returns for free (search: free file). The Tax Department provides a highly secure, encrypted system designed to protect a filer’s personal and confidential information.