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IRS IMPOSTER SCAM ALERT: Tax scammers pretending to be IRS officials call and say you owe taxes, and threaten to arrest you. Don't let them trick you into sending money over phone.
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Learn more on how to spot government imposter scams


DCA Finds One in Four NYC Tax Preparers Not Compliant with Consumer Protection Law
DCA Protects NYC Tax Filers
DCA's three-week enforcement sweep of income tax preparers showed one in four were in violation of the New York City Consumer Protection Law for failing to post qualifications, fees, and disclosures in all languages in which the preparer advertises, for failing to inform consumers that every return filed must be signed, and for not providing consumers with a copy of New York City’s Bill of Rights Regarding Tax Preparers. DCA encourages New Yorkers who made $60,000 or less last year to use the City's tax preparation services to file their taxes safely and for free.
Read press release and get tax preparation tips
Earned $60,000 or less? File your taxes for free


Mayor Bill de Blasio Thanks Volunteers and Speaks at the NYC Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day Phon-a-thon
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Consumer Affairs Commissioner Julie Menin Launch City's Largest Earned Income Tax Credit Campaign
January 31 was the City's first-ever Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Awareness Day of Action, an extensive day of outreach where more than 2,000 volunteers called New Yorkers to encourage them to file their taxes for free and claim refund-boosting tax credits. If you earn $60,000 or less, the City can help you file your taxes safely and for FREE.
Learn more about free tax prep and tax credits
Read press release and learn more about the campaign
Watch Mayor de Blasio and Commissioner Menin speak about EITC Awareness Day
Watch NY1’s Inside City Hall interview


NYC Works Better with Paid Sick Leave
NYC Works Better with Paid Sick Leave
As of July 30, 2014, more than a million workers are now able to use the sick leave they have earned to care for themselves or a family member.
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Learn more about the Paid Sick Leave Law
Read statement from Mayor de Blasio
Read DCA press release


De Blasio Administration Announces 'Small Business First'

De Blasio Administration Announces 'Small Business First'
Small Business First is an interagency initiative that will help save small businesses time and money by streamlining regulatory processes, providing one-on-one counseling to navigate City regulations, and making key resources accessible online and in multiple languages. DCA is proud to be one of the 15 partnering City agencies for this initiative led by the Mayor’s Office of Operations and the Department of Small Business Services.
Read press release and learn more
Learn about the Small Business Relief Package


DCA Secures Nearly $1 Million in Consumer Restitution from Debt Collection Agency

DCA Secures Nearly $1 Million in Consumer Restitution from Debt Collection Agency
Commissioner Menin announced a record-breaking settlement with National Credit Adjusters (NCA), in which NCA will pay $962,800 in consumer restitution to at least 4,663 New Yorkers for illegally collecting on payday loans. NCA must notify consumers by mail and publish the notice in three newspapers. If you think you're eligible for a refund, call NCA toll-free at 855-798-7654 to get a Refund Request Form.
Watch Commissioner Menin's interview on Better Get Baquero urging New Yorkers to check if they're eligible for a refund
Read press release and 10 Things You Should Know about Debt Collection Agencies
Need help with your debt? Get free financial counseling


Commissioner Menin Announced the Grand Opening of DCA's New Licensing Center

Commissioner Menin Announced the Grand Opening of DCA's New Licensing Center
The 12,700-square-foot space Licensing Center is located in the lobby of 42 Broadway in Lower Manhattan. This welcoming and easy-to-use Center is part of DCA's ongoing efforts to meet Mayor de Blasio's goal of improving the climate for businesses.
Read press release to learn about the enhanced services offered at the Licensing Center
Learn about the Small Business Relief Package
Visit DCA’s Business Toolbox


Commissioner Menin Urges Federal Government to Investigate Toxic Chemicals in Children's Products

Commissioner Menin Urges Federal Government to Investigate Toxic Chemicals in Children's Products
DCA sent a strongly-worded petition to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in Washington, urging that body to investigate 66 chemicals of “high concern."
Read press release and DCA's petition




DCA Investigates the Sightseeing Bus Industry
DCA has issued subpoenas to all 14 sightseeing bus companies in the City. DCA is committed to working with New York State Department of Transportation, which is responsible for inspecting buses every six months, and other agencies to improve safety and oversight of the industry.
Read press release
Read DCA Story on launching investigation of sightseeing bus industry


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