Press Release

Free Tax Preparation

Released: January 28, 2012

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has designated January 25, 2013 as National EITC Awareness Day. The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Coalition of the Adirondack Region has established Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites throughout our three-county service delivery area to provide “free tax preparation” to individuals and families with low or moderate incomes. Household incomes of $50,270.00 or less may be eligible. “People may be missing out on a federal refund of up to $5,891.00 because they are not aware of the Earned Income Tax Credit” said Kathy Snow, Director of Development, of the United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc. “Our Coalition is working hard to promote the service and reach eligible people and families throughout the region”. The IRS estimates up to one in four eligible taxpayers may fail to claim the credit. The coalition also provides information and education about asset building, including banking and savings.

Trained volunteers will be at each site to electronically file returns for low or moderate income residents, even if they do not qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit.

E-Filing provides; faster refunds, electronic payment options, less chance of error and proof of acceptance within 48-hours. VITA sites and schedules are listed below.

Coalition members include: Coalition members include: The United Way of the Adirondack Region Inc , OneWorkSource, Adirondack Community Action Programs, Inc. (ACAP), Senior Citizens Council of Clinton County, Office for the Aging, Department of Social Services, Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), Joint Council for Economic Opportunity, Inc. (JCEO), AARP Foundation, Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Family Welcome Center of CVES, Cornell Cooperative Extension, UFirst Federal Credit Union, Champlain National Bank, Akwesasne Housing Authority, North Country Community College, North Country Workforce Investment Board, SeaComm.

Clinton County: Senior Citizens Council-5139 North Catherine St. in Plattsburgh

Call 518-335-8599 for information. No Appointments taken!!!
January 22nd thru February 28th Mon/Tues/Fri & Sat 9:00 to 2:00
Wed & Thurs 9:00 to 6:00 (No Service will be provided on President’s Day 2/18/13)
March 1st thru 31st Wed & Thurs 9:00 to 6:00 and Fri & Sat 9:00 to 2:00

April1st thru 13th Wed & Thurs 9:00 to 6:00 and Fri 9:00 to 2:00

United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc.

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Or… File your own tax return online for Free!
Plattsburgh Public Library 19 Oak Street in Plattsburgh

Starting January 23rd, the Public Computer Center inside the Plattsburgh Public Library is usually open 9AM to 4:45PM Monday to Friday (please call ahead to verify). Computers and tax preparation software will be provided free of charge to anyone interested in preparing their own tax return, with the assistance of a trained, on-site Coach available to answer basic questions.

Essex County: Call 518-873-2341 Today for an appointment at
one of the following locations:

OneWorkSource in Elizabethtown
St. Patrick’s Parish Center in Port Henry
The Lake Placid Public Library (518)523-3200 January 30th thru March 20th

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Franklin County: OneWorkSource in Malone 158 Finney Blvd Malone NY 12953 
(518) 481-5755 ext3033 (appointments only)

Super Saturday – Saturday, February 2, 2013 at SeaComm’s Malone Branch on Finney Blvd. from 1 – 5PM. Free tax preparation for EITC eligible taxpayers. Appointments are required at 1-800-764-0566.
Starting January 22nd Akwesasne Housing Authority, 378 State Route 37, Suite A, Hogansburg NY 13655, 518-358-9020 (appointments only)