Department of Consumer Affairs
CTC allows people with qualifying children to lessen their federal income tax by up to $1,000. You can claim both CTC and the credit for Child and Dependent Care expenses. Tax relief for parents who have qualifying children under the age of 17. File your taxes by April 18, 2017 The child or dependent must be a US citizen or resident and must have lived with you for over half the year to qualify You can claim your child, stepchild, adopted child, foster child, grandchild, or great-grandchild If you have siblings, step-siblings, or half-siblings that live with you, you can also claim them If you qualify, the government mails your refund or deposits it into your bank account Refunds for filers who claim CTC will not be distributed until February 15. To be eligible for Child Tax Credit you should be able to answer yes to these questions: Do you have a child or dependent who is under 17 years old? Is your dependent a US citizen, a US national, or a permanent resident? Has your dependent lived with you for over half of the year? Is your dependent claimed on your tax return?
File online: you can file your taxes online, using one of the free sites the City recommends. File in-person: you may qualify to have your taxes prepared for free in person at one of the tax prep locations near you. To claim your CTC, you must file Form 1040, Form 1040A, or Form 1040NR. The City can help you find a website where you can file your taxes for free.
If you earn $54,000 or less (with children) or $30,000 or less (without children), you may be eligible to get your taxes done in-person for free.
Find a tax prep location ; Call 311 Ask for tax preparation assistance.
Visit the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs website for more information. If you qualify, visit a tax prep location to get help filing your taxes in person. Call 800-906-9887 to find the nearest Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) or Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE). Call 311 and ask for tax preparation assistance.
Visit a tax prep location Visit a tax prep location to get help filing your taxes in person.
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required_document driver's license, passport, naturalization certificate, or hospital records. Where you live: such as a statement from your landlord, current rent receipt, lease
required_document or income and expense records if you are self-employed. All records of expenses
required_document you will need to gather the following documents for all person listed on your tax return: Identity and age: such as a photo ID, naturalization certificate. Your income (if any): forms W-2, including if you own or run a business or farm. Social Security cards or Social Security number verification letter. Copies of last year's federal and state returns (if you have them) Dependent care information: provider\u2019s name
required_document To claim the credits, you will need to prove the following for all people listed on your tax return: Identity and age: such as photo ID, address and ID number (EIN or SSN). Proof of Health Insurance coverage for all family members. Forms 1095-A, B or C.