NY extends call center hours as tax deadline looms

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York state's call center for tax filing information is extending its hours to answer last-minute questions.

The tax filing deadline is 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.

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