New York Extends Call Center Hours as Tax Deadline Looms


New York state’s call center for tax filing information is extending its hours to answer last-minute questions ahead of the tax filing deadline Tuesday.

The state Department of Taxation and Finance is extending the hours of its Income Tax Call Center until 7:30 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday. The call center’s usual hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The number is 518-457-5181.

State tax officials say the call center has answered more than 316,000 tax return questions this year and expects to answer 28,000 more over the last two days.

The regular tax day of April 15 was moved two days to mark Emancipation Day on Monday.