Get Tax Credit Information

Tax Day was April 18. However, you can still file your 2016 tax return for free online or at an NYC Free Tax Prep site, learn more at If you owe the government money, be aware that late filing penalties apply.

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.

Updated 04/19/2017