Assemblyman Ron Kim is bringing a vital service back to his district office.
Kim announced today that, in collaboration with Urban Upbound, his office will be providing free tax services for eligible New Yorkers.
This is the fifth straight year he’s hosting the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.
“By serving as a VITA site, our office is able to provide a crucial and much-needed annual service for free to individuals and working families,” Kim said. “The fact that we quickly reach capacity almost every year we have done this is a testament to the program’s popularity.”
Kim said his office is already starting t0 get phone calls for appointments.
According to Kim’s office, the program has helped Flushing residents file more than 1,300 tax returns with almost $1.2 million in total tax refund claims.
The program has helped families collectively get $450,000 back, thanks to the Earned Income Tax Credit.
“Thousands of dollars are being returned to New Yorkers through EITC,” said Bishop Mitchell Taylor, co-founder and CEO of Urban Upbound. “This money can make a real difference for folks that are struggling to put food on the table, and help low-income New Yorkers access the benefits they are entitled to.
The program will begin on January 24 and end on April 13. The tax season officially ends on April 15.
Appointments can be made Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. They must be made in advance.
To schedule an appointment, contact Assemblyman Kim’s office at 718-939-0195 or @firstname.lastname@example.org.