City cracking down on illegal tax preparers

With the tax deadline approaching, Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the city is cracking down on illegal preparers.The Department of Consumer Affairs found that one in

BROOKLYN - With the tax deadline approaching, Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the city is cracking down on illegal preparers.

The Department of Consumer Affairs found that one in three income tax preparers violated consumer protections laws. More than 1,600 violations have been issued, according to the DCA.

The mayor also encouraged New Yorkers to take advantage of the many options available for filing their taxes and claiming tax refunds for free or low cost.

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