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Consumer Rights & Tax Filing Tips

 
Tax credits can reduce the amount of taxes you owe OR give you a refund from the government. Eligibility for tax credits is usually based on income, number of dependents (including children), age, and employment status. Below is important information as you prepare for the tax season.

 

 

Consumer Bill of Rights
If you plan on using a tax preparer to file your taxes, know your rights and tax preparers' responsibilities to ensure a fair deal. 
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Tax Credit Fast Facts
Get information on the EITC and tax credits for child care as well as helpful tips to prepare for the tax filing season.
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Download NYC Child Care Tax Credit Fast Facts

Other Tax Credits
For many, the government takes money from your paycheck in the form of taxes. At tax time, you may be eligible to claim certain tax credits, including child, child and dependent care, and educational tax credits.
Learn more 

Facts from the IRS
Want to know if you qualify for the EITC when you file your federal tax return? The Internal Revenue Service has handy pages with answers to your questions. 
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FAQs from IRS

 
Individual Taxpayer Identification Number
An Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) is a tax processing number issued by the Internal Revenue Service. IRS issues ITINs to foreign nationals and others who have federal tax reporting or filing requirements and do not qualify for Social Security numbers.
Visit the IRS Web site to learn more about ITINs 

IRS Resources
Where’s my refund? 
You can track your refund through IRS's secure Web site 
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Taxpayer Advocate Service
The Taxpayer Advocate Service is an IRS program that provides an independent system to assure that tax problems, which have not been resolved through normal channels, are promptly and fairly handled.
Learn more about the Taxpayer Advocate Service 


Financial Management Service
The Financial Management Service is a bureau of the United States Department of the Treasury that manages the collection of delinquent debt owed to the government.
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Learn more about the City's Tax Credit Campaign