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EITC can provide a tax refund of up to $8,463 (combined federal, state and City). The credit is meant for low- to moderate-income working individuals and couples, particularly those with children. You claim the credit when you file your taxes.
Tax credit or refund for low- to moderate-income working people and couples, especially those with children, worth up to $8,463.
File your taxes by April 18, 2017 To qualify you must have earned income from working for someone or from running or owning a business or farm and meet basic rules You\u2019ll need to file your federal and New York State tax returns to claim EITC If you qualify for the EITC, the City can help you file your taxes for free with NYC Free Tax prep If you qualify, the government mails your refund or deposits it into your bank account If you owe the government money, be aware that late filing penalties may apply for filing after April 18, 2017 Refunds for filers who claim EITC will not be distributed until February 15
To be eligible for EITC, you should be able to answer yes to all of these questions: Do you have a valid Social Security Number? Will you file a tax return this year? Did you earn less than $3,400 from investments? If you don't have any qualifying children, are you between 25 and 65 years old? EITC also looks at your income from the previous year to determine if you are eligible. You can use ACCESS NYC to screen to see if you might be eligible.
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 EITC you must file your federal and state tax returns during tax season. You will need the following forms: Schedule EIC for the federal return If you have a child Form IT-215 for the New York State credit, and Worksheet C in the Instructions Form for IT-215 for the New York City credit. The City can help you find a website where you can file your taxes for free. File online https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f1040sei.pdf, https://www.tax.ny.gov/pdf/current_forms/it/it215_fill_in.pdf, https://www.tax.ny.gov/pdf/current_forms/it/it215i.pdf 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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blurb Tax refund for workers and families, 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 or income and expense records if you are self-employed. All records of expenses
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.