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How to Get Money - Tax Credits


A tax credit is a dollar-for-dollar reduction of taxes owed. Depending on your income, the federal, state, and New York City governments might owe you!

During the year, the government takes money from your paycheck in the form of taxes. At tax time, you may be eligible to claim certain tax credits. A nonrefundable tax credit will reduce the amount of taxes you owe the government. A refundable tax credit also reduces the amount of taxes you owe, but could result in a refund check.
 Learn more about Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the New York City Child Care Tax Credit

The City offers free tax preparation sites where you can receive assistance. Remember: Even if you do not have to file a tax return, you should file one to claim any credits for which you might be eligible.
  Find a tax assistance center near you
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