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 2009 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 6,239 residents in February 2013 and we welcome your help in alerting clients to this mailing. NYC also issued a news release on February 20, 2013 to announce the 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 $5,028 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 2009. 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 have until April 15, 2013 to claim the credit for tax year 2009. See 1040X instructions for more information.