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The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a federal, state, and New York City tax credit for qualifying families, non-custodial parents, or singles who work full time or part time or are self-employed. For working families the credit could be worth up to $8,463.
The New York City Child Care Tax Credit (NYC CCTC) is available to help families pay for child care expenses. If you earn $30,000 or less and pay child care expenses for children up to the age of 4, you may qualify for the local tax credit of up to $1,733.
You might be eligible for additional credits and deductions. Ask your tax preparer or visit the IRS website to learn more.
Download Tax Credit: Fast Facts 2017 (in PDF) to get an overview of tax credits.
Getting a tax refund? Get free financial counseling at an NYC Financial Empowerment Center to make the most of your refund.