The low-cost Tax Help Santa Fe tax preparation service will be back on January 27, but in a new location.
Owner Peter Doniger has moved Tax Help into the former Chico’s space at Fashion Outlets of Santa Fe, 8380 Cerrillos Road.
Tax assistance will have six tax preparers instead of four, with the two additional preparers funded by a municipal grant of $ 16,000. Those who wish to use the service should make an appointment at taxhelpsantafe.com.
Doniger expects an increase in the number of customers with improvements to certain tax measures in favor of low-income people. The age of eligibility for the state’s Active Family Tax Credit (New Mexico’s equivalent of the Earned Income Tax Credit) has been lowered from 25 to 18.
“It will bring in a bunch of people,” Doniger said.
In addition, the maximum income to qualify for the low income tax refund has been increased from $ 22,000 to $ 36,000, he said.
Tax Help Santa Fe will see clients from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The fees for standard tax returns range from free for people with income below $ 1,000 to $ 92 for income over $ 50,000. Doniger noted that Social Security payments do not count as income in this regard.
Tax Help Santa Fe said it helped 6,400 people last year.