Local United Way sites suspend tax preparation services

Posted at 5:03 AM, Mar 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-23 11:08:43-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — For years United Way has been helping low-income families with tax preparation, but this year due to social distancing in-person tax preparation will not be happening.

That means many families could be missing out on some pretty big tax breaks.

"At this point because of the situation in our country, we have to shut down our sites locally," said Joseph Roccisano, Director of Financial Stability for United Way Buffalo. "Some of the tax credits may be overlooked such as the low-income tax credit or the child care tax credit, as these are designed for low or moderate-income people, the people who need the services the most. We're going to lose some of that so keep an eye out if you are going to file online."

If you are looking for free tax help, you can find it here or by calling 2-1-1 for additional tax related questions.