A laundromat in the Bronx, N.Y., plans to offer tax prep services while New Yorkers wash their clothes.
Starting this Wednesday, 1 Stop Bronx Laundromat will offer walk-in tax preparation from January 15 through April 25, 2014 between 8 am and 7 pm, even though the laundromat itself is open 24 hours a day for laundry services.
Customers will be able to get a free wash and a $25 cash bonus upon acceptance of their electronic filing, according to the company.
“We wanted to find a way to make tax preparation convenient and efficient, even fun,” said George Lora, managing director of Broadway Professional Services Inc. (BPSI), in a statement. “No one really wants to do their taxes, but if you combine tax prep while you’re already waiting for your clothes and add in a cash bonus, it’s a whole other experience.”
The company said customers’ taxes will take between 30 to 45 minutes to prepare, about the time of a wash or dry cycle, provided customers bring the proper identification and the necessary paperwork. Taxes will be prepared by tax prep professionals, registered with the State of New York, with valid Preparer Tax Identification Numbers. Tax preparation charges will vary by customer based on the number of forms (1040, 1099, etc.).
In addition to 1 Stop Bronx Laundromat on Willis Avenue, BPSI is also offering tax preparation at its Manhattan office.
For more information, visit www.SudsAndTaxes.com.