EITC is a federal, state, and city tax credit worth up to $11,000 for qualifying families, noncustodial parents, and those who work full- or part-time or are self-employed. When you claim this credit on your 2022 tax return, you can lower the taxes you owe and potentially increase your refund.
- File your federal and New York State tax returns to claim EITC. File your 2022 taxes by April 18, 2023.
- To qualify, you need to have earned income from a full- or part-time job in 2022.
- Earned income includes all the taxable income you get from your job or your business.
- If you are unsure what qualifies as earned income, find more information on the IRS website.
- On average, most eligible New Yorkers receive $2,400 in combined EITC benefits.
- If you claim this credit, your refund may be delayed. By law, the IRS must wait until mid-February to issue refunds to taxpayers who claim the Earned Income Tax Credit.
To be eligible to claim the EITC on your 2022 tax return, you’ll need these to qualify:
- You have a valid Social Security Number.
- Your income, marital, and parental status in 2022 fall within the criteria below.
- Married with qualifying children and earning up to $59,187
- Married with no qualifying children and earning up to $22,610
- Single with qualifying children and earning up to $53,057
- Single with no qualifying children and earning up to $16,480
- Qualifying children include biological children, stepchildren, foster children, and grandchildren. If you have no children, the EITC is only available to filers between ages 25 and 64.
- You had investment income of less than $10,300 in 2022.
- You live in your main home in the U.S for more than half of 2022.
- You will file a tax return this year and are not claimed as a qualifying child on anyone else’s tax return.
- You will NOT file for Foreign Earned Income Form 2555.
If you are still unsure if you qualify, the IRS has a calculator called the Qualification Assistant that can tell you if you qualify.
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This page can help you choose the right documents for your application.
If you want to receive your refund through direct deposit, you will need banking information (voided check and/or savings deposit slip).
You should bring a copy of last year’s return, if it is available. The income documents listed are necessary to file your taxes.
Form 1095-A if you, your spouse, or dependents enrolled in a health insurance plan through the Health Plan Marketplace.
For each person applying, any one document:
- Drivers license/official photo ID
- Social Security Card or ITIN
- Social Security Card for dependents
For each income source of each income earner, any one document:
Wages & Salary
- Records of earnings and expenses and/or 1099-Misc
Income from rent or room/board
- Document that shows amount of income
- Alimony check stub,
- Child support check stub
Social Security benefits (SSI, Dependent, Disability, Survivor’s, Retirement)
- Correspondence from Social Security Administration
Pensions/ Annuities/ IRA
To claim your EITC you must file your federal and state tax returns during tax season. You will need the following forms:
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