Bay Ridge

Golden offers free tax filing help

February 1, 2016 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
State Sen. Marty Golden has provided help through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program for 17 years. Eagle file photo by Paula Katinas

State Sen. Marty Golden announced that his office will host the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, a project sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that offers free tax preparation help for residents making less than $30,000 a year.

Tax preparers will be at Golden’s Bay Ridge district office at 7408 Fifth Ave. on Sundays and Mondays, from Feb. 21 through April 11. Sunday appointments will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday appointments are available from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

An appointment is necessary, according to Golden’s office.

“I once again look forward to helping hundreds of my constituents complete their tax returns at no charge. For 17 years, my office has hosted the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, an invaluable service to those who qualify, saving constituents hundreds of dollars they would otherwise spend in tax preparation services. I urge all those who qualify to call now to make an appointment,” Golden said.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program does not permit tax returns to be prepared for individuals with investment income or loss, income from rental property and/or self-employed taxpayers with business expenses above $5,000.

To schedule an appointment, call Golden’s office at 718-238-6044.