Tax Preparation Reimbursement
Who is eligible
What is the Benefit
The Fund will pay $30 for the professional preparation of IRS form 1040A or up to $70 for the professional preparation of IRS form 1040 for either the member or for a joint return of the member and spouse. Members may use any accountant of their choice.
The Fund’s panel of Certified Public accountants have agreed to accept $30 as payment in full for the preparation of form 1040A, including preparation of the related New York State tax return and $75 for the preparation of form 1040, including preparation of the related New York State return. The member is responsible for paying $5 of the 1040 preparation charge plus any other charges for any additional forms.
Members are entitled to reimbursement for one tax return preparation each calendar year. Electronic filing fees are not covered.
Obtain a tax return voucher from the Fund office. If you utilize a participating CPA as your tax preparer, submit the voucher directly to them. Otherwise, send the original completed voucher with a paid bill to the Fund office. The bill must be on the preparer’s professional letterhead. Calling or business cards are not acceptable. A copy of page 1 and 2 of your federal return must be filed with the Fund. Photocopies (including faxes) of vouchers are are not accepted by the Fund. Financial information contained on the tax return is not required. The Fund encourages removal of such information prior to filing your claim.