Richmond Hill, New York Assemblyman David Weprin and the NYS Department of Taxation & Finance were joined by State Committeeman (AD-24) Dr. Taj Rajkumar, representatives from Community Board 9, the Richmond Hill Lions club and the Richmond Hill Block Association to kick-off the tax season by offering free Facilitated Self-Assistance Tax Preparation to New York residents at the Queens Library Lefferts Branch.
The free Facilitated Self- Assistance Tax Preparation, which was first offered on February 3rd and will be offered every Wednesday from 10AM 4PM until April 13th, is open to any household with a combined income lower than $62,000 and helps Queens residents file their taxes for free with guidance from volunteers of the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance. After the first two February sessions, Assemblymans Weprins office received significant positive feedback indicating that the service is beneficial to residents in Richmond Hill.
Speaking at the kick-off, Assemblyman David Weprin said, The Facilitated Self Assistance sites offered by the NYS Tax Department are a valuable resource for working households in Queens. With this site in Richmond Hill, working families across our community can and will benefit from the added savings.
This is a great option that can save taxpayers hundreds of dollars, said Margaret Neri, the New York State Taxpayer Rights Advocate. And while theyre saving money and meeting their filing obligations, theyll also learn about valuable tax credits such as the Earned Income Tax Credit.