City Hires First Taxpayer Advocate

New York City recently hired Diana Leyden as the city’s first taxpayer advocate, a new position created by Finance Commissioner Jacques Jiha. Leyden is a law professor from Connecticut and has run a free income-tax clinic for low-income taxpayers in Hartford for the past 16 years. According to the website, the purpose of the Office of the Taxpayer Advocate is to help taxpayers solve their NYC tax issues after they’ve made attempts to fix them with the Department of Finance on their own.

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