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New York State Tax Department Offers Free Webinars for Tax Professionals

Sessions will make it easier to e-file, access dozens of online services

For Release: Immediate, Friday, February 24, 2012

Contact: Geoffrey Gloak, 518-457-7377

This month, and next, the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance is offering free webinars to help tax professionals create and manage online services accounts.

An online services account makes it easier for tax professionals to file returns, make payments, respond to department notices, access email, and maintain tax accounts.  The webinar, titled "How to Manage Your Tax Clients' Online Accounts," is a repeat of a popular session hosted several times in the past few weeks, drawing more than 700 tax professionals.

This next webinar will be offered on February 29 from 10 a.m. to noon.  It will be repeated on March 7, also from 10 a.m. to noon.  Tax professionals may pre-register for the webinars, which explain how to:

● create an online services account at the Department's website

● file returns and make payments on behalf of clients

● access dozens of online services for multiple tax types

To register, visit the Department's website,  Click Tax Professionals, then Speaking Events and Education Programs and then Webinars.

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Online Services

The Department's many online services - over 60 in all - include sales tax, withholding tax, and corporation tax web file.  They make managing tax obligations easy, secure, and convenient.  More than one million online services accounts have already been created.

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Updated: March 13, 2012