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Earned income tax credits (EITC) are for people who work and meet certain income guidelines. The amount of the credit varies, depending on your filing status, family’s earned income, and the number of qualified children. You may get money back when you file your tax return, even if you don’t owe any taxes. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), New York State, and New York City all offer earned income tax credits.
In order to qualify for any of the EITCs, you must meet certain requirements:
EITC money doesn’t affect your eligibility for:
You must file an income tax return in order to receive the credit, even if you don’t owe any taxes. Electronic filing is the easiest way to file your return and the fastest way to get your refund. For free tax assistance visit www.tax.ny.gov/pit/file/vita.htm.