Tax Watch and the New York Society of CPAs Westchester chapter will hold a telephone hotline and online chat on Thurs. Feb. 28 from 4 to 8 p.m. to help readers with questions about their state and federal tax returns.
Leading the workshop will be Robert Winton, a partner at the White Plains accounting firm, Citrin Cooperman. He expects to have a dozen CPAs from the society on hand to answer questions about tax issues.
“I’ve asked those who are helping out to bring their books because there are so many little rules that you can’t remember off the top of your head,” said Winton. “So they’ll have their reference books and tax guides to make sure they are giving the right answer.”
Holding the event on Feb. 28 could help jump-start the process for wage-earners who will then have six weeks to meet the federal deadline on April 15.
The Westchester chapter of the NYS State Society of CPAs runs the tax hotline annually during tax filing season as a community service to the residents of Westchester County.
“We understand that the tax laws are complicated,” said Winton. “The tax hotline provides access to CPAs who can assist residents with their tax questions. It also allows our CPA members an opportunity to give back to the community by volunteering their time and provides publicity to our profession.”
On Feb. 28, those looking for answers can call 914-696-8488 or 914-694-5010.
The certified public accountants assisting in the Tax Help web chat hosted by The Journal News can answer general questions, but the answers are not a substitute for individualized advice and guidance from a professional tax adviser who is hired by you and has full knowledge of your specific circumstances or needs. The Journal News and The New York State Society of CPAs make no representations or warranties of any kind as to information given by the tax help accountants, and under no circumstances will it or the accountants be liable to any participant or other person for damages of any nature arising in any way from the use of such information.