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Tax Unprepped

Dear Editor:

Back sometime in early-February, you posted a small article announcing Free Tax Assistance and Preparation for Seniors whose income is less than $64,000.

I happened to read it and now that I am retired, I fall into that income range and decided to save some money. Well, I am still awaiting my income tax to be completed as they were lost once and delayed on two other occasions after stating to me in early February it takes two to three days usually. CAMBA (Church Avenue Merchants Block Association), which advertised this service, is a non-profit that offers assistance to low income residents in NYC, but their parent organization, (for  lack of a better word) is NYC Food Bank.

 What gives them the authority to operate and perform income tax preparation, I do not know, but apparently, they have doing this a few years now. However, the administrator in the Arverne location did admit to me this is the first year they seem to be having problems.

I guess I am not the only one, but I am contemplating and with good reason, in my opinion, to have them re-checked independently by a different preparer and pay the money, just to be sure they are done correctly, when I’m finally told they are done to avoid problems with the IRS at a later date. The old adage applies, “You get what you pay for. “

 Robert Killian

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