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Need Tax Help? If you don't meet our qualifications, contact one of these preparers!*

Lifelong's Free Tax Preparation Program (TCE)
119 West Court Street, Ithaca
(607) 273-1511

Appointments are available: Thursday 9:00am -12:00pm and 12:30pm - 3:30pm; Friday 9:00am - 12:00pm; and Saturday 9:00am to 12:00pm. 
For taxpayers who are homebound or unable to travel, home visits are available based on volunteer availability. 
Attention to TCE taxpayer issues is available all year.

Gerry Ruggiero, CPA
Gerry Ruggiero, (607) 756-5177, gerry@grcpa.net.
245 McLean Road, Cortland.
Hours are by appointment.
Price guidelines. Flat rate of $100 per return.
CPA expertise at reasonable prices.

Sprague and Janowsky
Jay Janowsky, (607) 273-5322, jjanow@sprjan.com
Monday through Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm
30 years of tax preparation experience.

Strebel and Strebel CPAs, Strebel and Strebel Planning Group
George Sperry, Client Fulfillment Manager: (607) 275-1275
Monday - Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm
Price guidelines: Moderate — each return is priced based on complexity. An estimate is provided prior to doing any work. No risk — free initial consultations.

Or File online for free! Many people can file online for free, or at a very low cost. Well-designed software makes it easy!

* This list is made available to you in order to help you secure fair, non-predatory tax assistance. Neither Alternatives Federal Credit Union nor the VITA Program make any guarantees about these services.

In accordance with federal law and Internal Revenue Service policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write to Operations Director-Civil Rights Division, Internal Revenue Service-Room 2413, 1111 Constitution Avenue-NW, Washington DC 20224 or email them at edi.civil.rights.division@irs.gov.  

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