The NYC Department of Finance and the IRS are trying to reach New York City residents who appear to be eligible for, but did not claim the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) on their 2010 federal returns. IRS already sent these individuals a letter, but they did not reply. Letter for those with dependents. Letter for those without dependents.
NYC will be sending second notices to 5,484 residents in February of 2014 and we welcome your help in alerting clients to this mailing.
The letter will include instructions, worksheets and information on where to get help. Taxpayers who receive these letters may be eligible to receive up to $5,666 from the IRS, but they must reply and provide the requested information.
Also, these residents may be eligible for the State and/or City Earned Income Tax Credit for tax year 2010. If New York State determines they qualify for this credit, the State Department of Taxation will mail the New York State and City EITC checks directly to them with no further paperwork required.
How Can You Help?
Alert your clients, customers, or constituents about the mailing and encourage those who receive letters to reply and get the EITC they earned.
Use one of the samples below to use to get the word out about the NYC Department of Finance project:
Most filers had to file by April 18, 2014 for tax year 2010. But, check 2011, 2012 and 2013 tax returns to see if your clients claimed EITC. Find out if they are eligible by using the EITC Assistant. See 1040X instructions for more information on how to file an amended return to claim EITC for the filing deadlines.