Free tax assistance offered at library

GLOVERSVILLE – Assemblyman Marc W. Butler, R-Newport, recently announced a local location is offering free tax preparation assistance to those earning less than $62,000 annually.

The Facilitated Self Assistance program sites help individuals prepare and electronically file federal and state returns. The program and services are free, a news release said.

State Tax Department volunteers will walk people through the filing process. The service takes about an hour.

The closest local location for constituents in the 118th Assembly District is the Gloversville Public Library, 58 E. Fulton St., Gloversville.

The program will be held Tuesdays, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., from Jan. 26 through April 12.

Tax filers should bring:

– Copies of federal and state tax returns from last year;

– A form of photo identification like a driver license or passport;

– An affordable healthcare statement, forms 1095-A, 1095-B or 1095-C;

– A health insurance exemption certificate, if applicable;

– Information regarding credits that may be claimed;

– Bank account and routing numbers for direct deposit tax refunds;

– Proof of income;

– Forms W-2, 1098, 1099; and

– Other documents showing additional income.

Additional information can be found at

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