Help for New Yorkers with Tax Problems

It’s tax season and LawHelpNY previously wrote about free places to file and Earned Income Credit, but there may be difficult situations that arise after have filed your taxes or failing to file. Dealing with the IRS can be overwhelming, but there are resources in New York that taxpayers can turn to for assistance with … Read more Help for New Yorkers with Tax Problems

Tax Season Filing Options

There are thirteen days left in the tax season there are no-cost tax prep options available. Photo Credit: StockMonkeys.com via Compfight cc Thousands of New Yorkers – approximately one in five – are missing out on up to $10,000 in tax credits, like the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Care Tax Credit. These credits are … Read more Tax Season Filing Options

Earned Income Tax Fact Sheet

This Earned Income Tax Fact Sheet post originally appeared on National EITC Outreach Partnership site. Photo: (Phillip Ingham) The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), enacted by Congress in the 1975, is a federal tax credit available to assist working families and individuals. The EITC has several important benefits: it reduces the tax burden on workers … Read more Earned Income Tax Fact Sheet

Have you registered for the New York STAR Registration Program? 8 Facts to Get You Started!

The New York STAR exemption is the tax property tax break available for owner-occupied, primary residences where the combined income of resident owners and their spouses is $500,000 or less.  This year there’s been some changes to the STAR program and you must act soon in order to not lose your exemptions! These 8 facts … Read more Have you registered for the New York STAR Registration Program? 8 Facts to Get You Started!