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Budgets, banking, loans and taxes are important pieces of the puzzle to understanding your money. DCA's OFE will show you ways to Get, Manage, Save, and Protect your money, provide important information about Debt and Credit, and help you Find a Counselor or Class so you can piece the puzzle together!


Mayor Bill de Blasio and Consumer Affairs Commissioner Julie Menin Launch City's Largest Earned Income Tax Credit Campaign
January 31 was the City's first-ever Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Awareness Day of Action, an extensive day of outreach where more than 2,000 volunteers called New Yorkers to encourage them to file their taxes for free and claim refund-boosting tax credits. If you earn $60,000 or less, the City can help you file your taxes safely and for FREE.
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Learn more about free tax prep and tax credits



DCA Releases New Report on Effectiveness of Financial Counseling at Social Service Organizations
Initial findings of Building Financial Counseling into Social Service Delivery: Research and Implementation Findings for Social Service Programs indicate that individuals in workforce development programs who received financial counseling were more financially stable and achieved better social service outcomes than comparison group clients who did not receive financial counseling.
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We've helped New Yorkers...
Tackle debt • Save for the future • Open a bank account • Improve credit
We can help you, too!
DCA’s public awareness campaign, "You Can...," features the success stories of real New Yorkers who got free one-on-one financial counseling at an NYC Financial Empowerment Center. Schedule an appointment today at one of the nearly 30 Centers in all five boroughs.
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NYC Direct Deposit: The Faster, Safer, Less Expensive Payment Option for Employers and Employees 
Through the NYC Direct Deposit program employers can benefit from reduced operational costs while employees get a free checking account for directly depositing their pay.
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