Volunteers helped prepare income tax returns for more than 200,000 New Yorkers – and the state thanked them today.
Thomas Mattox, the state’s Commissioner of Taxation and Finance, said 3,500 volunteers at not-for-profit organizations throughout the state,
“More than 3,500 volunteers showed us the true meaning of community spirit to help low and moderate income taxpayers meet their tax obligations,” Mattox said. “I extend my sincere thanks for their diligence and dedication. They delivered exceptional service.”
State tax officials said the average savings to taxpayers who took advantage of the service is $250 – a combined $53 million in savings statewide. Free tax-preparation services were available for individuals with incomes of $51,000 or less.
To read the state tax department’s full release, click here.
Photo: Allan Goldberg, site manager with AARP, helps a Pearl River woman with her taxes at the Nanuet Public Library on February 27. (Carucha Meuse / The Journal News)