Geoffrey Gloak

Do Not Miss Out: Valuable Income Tax Credits

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance and the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) today encouraged New Yorkers to take advantage of the valuable Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).
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NYS’ Tax Policy Director Named “Person Of The Year”

A national publication has honored the NYS Tax Department’s policy chief with its annual Person of the Year Award for his vital role in the passage of sweeping corporate tax reform....
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E-Filing Saves New Yorkers $45M Annually

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance announced today that e-filing continues to gain strength, reducing by 15% the number of paper income tax returns filed during last year’s tax season....
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Consumer Alert: Scam Artists Calling To Collect Tax Debt

The New York State Taxpayer Rights Advocate today issued a consumer alert, warning taxpayers to be aware of unsolicited phone calls from scam artists trying to convince them that they owe New York State back taxes....
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Illegal Cigarette Trafficking Arrests

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance said today that its Cigarette Strike Force—working both ends of the state—arrested four people and confiscated 1,513 cartons of contraband cigarettes, along with nearly 49,000 illegal tax stamps....
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Beware Of “Tax Rebate” Scammers

New York State Taxpayer Rights Advocate Margaret Neri today cautioned New Yorkers to beware of scam artists seeking personal information to “confirm” taxpayers are eligible for a tax rebate. ...
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Bronx Tax Preparer To Be Jailed

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance announced today that a Bronx-based tax preparer was sentenced to 57 months in federal prison for operating a massive tax fraud scheme....
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Bronx Tax Preparer, Already Set To Serve Time, Re-Arrested For Tax Fraud

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance announced that a Bronx-based tax preparer awaiting sentencing for filing false tax returns was re-arrested today on the same charge....
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Queens Man Arrested For Selling Untaxed Cigarettes

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance today announced the arrest of a Queens resident for the illegal transportation, storing and sale of untaxed contraband cigarettes....
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Marcos Aide Sentenced For Tax Fraud

Former secretary to Imelda Marcos sentenced to 2 to 6 years and $3.5 million payment to New York State. Stole $28 million in profits from illegal sale of Claude Monet painting belonging to Philippine government. ...
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image Geoffrey Gloak may be one of the few people you meet who is always glad to talk taxes. He has spent 17 years immersed in government communications – almost entirely in the tax field. He currently serves as the Director of Public Relations at the New York State Tax Department. In each of Geoff’s positions, he has created opportunities to transform the communications environment for the benefit of the organization. Under his leadership, Tax Department public relations have shifted from a reactive focus to proactive outreach. Most recently, Geoff led the STAR Registration media campaign to assist 2 million homeowners with property tax relief while eliminating fraud. As a result of extensive press outreach, more than 300 articles were printed in daily papers alone, and broadcast media repeatedly covered the story in each corner of the state. Less than 5 months after launch, 2.3 million homeowners had registered for their property tax exemptions. Geoff (@gloak23) lives in Kinderhook with his journalist wife, Kristi Berner (@kristiberner), and 4-year-old daughter, Gemma, who is now proud to be able to write her name.