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NY State to Offer Tax Filing Assistance at Olean Public Library

OLEAN, NY - New York State Tax Department volunteers will be available to help low and middle-income taxpayers file their taxes online for free at the Olean Public Library, 134 N. Second St., on March 30 from 1 to 7 p.m.

The session is one of several free tax filing assistance events across New York State that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Wednesday.

“These events will help ensure hard-working New Yorkers have access to the assistance and resources they need to file their returns properly and on time,” Cuomo said. “I urge all who qualify for this service to attend a filing event near them and take advantage of this free assistance this tax season.”

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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.

Eligible taxpayers should bring a copy of last year’s tax return, a driver license or state-issued ID, Form W-2, and Social Security numbers to the session. A full list of required documents is posted on the Tax Department’s website at www.tax.ny.gov/fsa

“This free service provides lower income New Yorkers the assistance they need to accurately file their taxes in a timely manner,” said Acting Commissioner of Taxation and Finance Nonie Manion.

Taxpayers with adjusted gross household income of $64,000 or less who cannot attend a free-filing event can access free software at www.tax.ny.gov to file both their federal and state tax returns. 

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