Council Member Torres and Urban Upbound are partnering in their third year – after providing $1.5 million dollars in tax returns last year
Council Member Ritchie Torres is partnering with Urban Upbound to provide free tax preparation services in the Council Member’s District Office for the 2017 tax season. , the Council Member will hold a press conference to announce how residents can request appointments, what documents to bring, and how much was returned to local residents in tax returns last year. Tax returns provide a boost to the local economy, and this free and quality service protects residents from identity fraud. Residents who do not file tax returns by April 15th will lose their right to any funds that are three years old.
So far this year, more than 150 tax returns have been filed, refunding local residents for more than $550,000. Urban Upbound tax preparers are able to assist residents in applying for the Earned Income Tax Credit, a underutilized credit in New York City. More than 120,000 NYC residents are eligible for the EITC and do not apply for it.
New York City Council Member Ritchie Torres, CEO of Urban Upbound Bishop Taylor
Date and time: Friday, February 17th at 10:00 AM
Where: Council Member Torres’ District Office, at 573 East Fordham Road, Bronx NY