There are only a few weeks left to file your taxes, and if you made under $62,000 last year, a free tax-return program could make that task less daunting and expensive.
In line with the de Blasio administration’s focus on making New York a more affordable city, New York State Tax Commissioner Jerry Boone and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams have announced an assistance program for Brooklynites to e-file federal and state taxes.
The program is available to borough residents with an annual income of under $62,000. The sites will feature user-friendly computer programs that will help reduce errors in tax returns and search for available tax credits. There will also be volunteer staff on hand to provide further assistance.
Of the five sites, four are at Brooklyn Public Library branches and one is at the Asian Community United Society in Bensonhurst. Here’s when each location is offering tax services:
- Bensonhurst: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays at the Asian Community United Society, 6506 Bay Parkway
- Bushwick:: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays at BPL’s Dekalb branch, 790 Bushwick Avenue
- Canarsie: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursdays at BPL Jamaica Bay branch, 9727 Seaview Avenue
- Coney Island: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays at BPL’s Coney Island Branch, 1901 Mermaid Avenue
- Red Hook: 1-6 p.m. on Tuesdays at BPL’s Red Hook branch, 7 Wolcott Street
The program will operate through Thursday, April 14, a day before the tax deadline. For more information, visit the Department of Taxation and Finance’s website or call 311.