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Free tax assistance available in Buffalo

Two locations in the City of Buffalo are offering free tax assistance. Those with an income of $69,000 or less in 2019 may be eligible.
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BUFFALO, N.Y. — Need help filing your taxes? The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance announced that free tax assistance is available at two locations in the City of Buffalo.

The first location is at SUNY Buffalo State located at 1300 Elmwood Avenue. You can get assistance here from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on March 13, March 27, April 3 and April 10.

The second location is at the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library located at 1 Lafayette Square. You can get assistance at the library from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on March 12, March 19, March 26, April 2 and April 9.

Assistance is not limited to college students. Those with an income of $69,000 or less in 2019 may be eligible.

But before you go, make sure you have everything you need. The Department of Taxation advises you bring these things with you:

  • Your current email address
  • Copy of last year’s tax return or the amount of your 2019 federal adjusted gross income
  • Driver license or state-issued ID for each person filing
  • Birthdates and Social Security numbers for you, or if applicable, your spouse, and your dependents
  • Income statements including W-2 and 1099 forms
  • Statements related to any property taxes paid or mortgage interest payments
  • Forms 1095-A, B, or C, Affordable Healthcare Statement
  • Information related to any credits you’re claiming
  • Your banking information, including account number and routing number
  • NY 529 College Savings Plan information if you have an account

Free tax preparation software is also available online for those who qualify.

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