State Senator Jim Seward says there are not enough free tax preparation sites in the rural areas of New York State.
The State Department of Taxation and Finance recently unveiled its list of free tax assistance sites. Many of the 83 sites are in urban areas and require rural residents to travel a great distance if they want to tap into free tax preparation services.
Seward says there are only two sites in his nine-county district, which includes Cortland County.
Moving forward, he hopes that additional sites can be added to spread this valuable resource to all corners of New York.
The free tax sites offer assistance to New Yorkers who earn less than $62,000 a year.