Maximize Your Refund with the Earned Income Tax Credit

The 2020 tax season is almost here, so make sure you get the most out of your return. The 1199SEIU Benefit Funds’ Tax Preparation Assistance Program, which has helped tens of thousands of members claim the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), will again partner with the Food Bank For New York City and the nonprofit educational program Ariva to offer free tax preparation services at events held throughout New York City. To be eligible, you must meet the following guidelines:

Food Bank for New York City

Your 2019 household income is below $56,000 (or $30,000 if you’re single and have no dependents)

Ariva

Your 2019 household income is below $64,000 (or $45,000 if you’re single and have no dependents)

The EITC isn’t a tax refund—it is additional money from the government in the form of a tax credit.

Claim Your EITC

Find out whether you meet the income requirements for the EITC by using the 2019 tax guidelines listed below:

  • Income below $50,162 ($55,952 if married, filing a joint return) with three or more dependent children
  • Income below $46,703 ($52,493 if married, filing a joint return) with two dependent children
  • Income below $41,094 ($46,884 if married, filing a joint return) with one dependent child
  • Income below $15,570 ($21,370 if married, filing a joint return) with no dependent children

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