Earned Income Tax Credit

The Federal and State Earned Income Tax Credits are refundable tax benefits for working people with low or moderate incomes. They have several important purposes: to reduce the tax burden on these workers, to supplement wages, and to make work more attractive than welfare

Workers who qualify for the EITC and file Federal and State tax returns can get back some or all of the income tax that was withheld during the year. They may also get extra cash back from the IRS and from New York State if their EITC is higher than the taxes they owe. For more information, visit the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance website, call the IRS toll free at 1-800-829-1040 or call New York Sate Taxpayer Information at 1-800-225-5829.

Contact the Capital District Child Care Council with any questions and speak to a Parent Educator by calling 518.426.7181, or emailing Tricia Howland.