Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation begins free tax prep service for New Yorkers

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Beginning January 29th and running through April 15th, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation (Restoration) will offer free tax prep services to local residents. This service will be offered at the Economic Solutions Center Central (1368 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11216), Economic Solution Center East (425 New Lots Ave, Main Suite, Brooklyn, NY 11207)  and Economic Solution Center North (630 Flushing Ave, 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11206).

New Yorkers who made less than $54,000 in 2017 will be able to have their taxes prepared by a professional for free. New Yorkers who make more than $54,000 will be able to prepare their returns using the guided or self-preparation options available at the Economic Solution Center.

Hours for the Economic Solution Center location will be Mondays – Thursdays from 5PM to 9PM and Saturdays and Sundays from 10AM to 5PM. New Yorkers making less than $54,000 should make an appointment by visiting restorationplaza.org/tax-prep-2018 to schedule online or calling 929.432.3314. In addition to free tax preparation services, clients are encouraged to utilize other services provided by the Economic Solution Center, such as financial counseling, job readiness training, stress management, and much more.

“Restoration’s experienced and certified tax preparers ensure that families receive all of the state and federal tax credits for which they are eligible,” says Tracey Capers, Restoration’s Executive Vice President of Programs.“These credits can mean thousands of dollars and provide financial stability for working individuals and families. We extend our sincere thanks to our partners and volunteers, and encourage taxpayers to take advantage of this program before the April 15 filing deadline.”

This year’s program is being sponsored by the New York City Office of the Mayor, New York City Department of Consumer Affairs, NYC FREE Tax Prep, and Food Bank for New York City.

For more information or questions about tax and other services please visit Restorationplaza.org/tax-season-2018, call 929.432.33145, or email services@restorationplaza.org