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The Earned Income Tax Credit is a federal tax credit available to working families and individuals with modest incomes. Many eligible Westchester residents do not know about this credit and therefore do not claim it. Maximum credits depend on income, marital status and size of family. Each year New York State and New York City set threshold limits. Limits for the current tax year are issued prior to the beginning of the tax preparation season.

New York State sets limits that depend on income, marital status and size of family.

To qualify, you must file certain tax forms with your federal and state income taxes. The federal form is 1040 or 1040A with Schedule EITC. The state form is Form IT-215.

Volunteer income tax assistance program starts Feb. 1
Volunteer tax preparer and Spanish translator assistance starts Feb. 1 at the sites below. The last appointment dates are listing by each location.

Call 211 or (800) 899-1479 to make an appointment at one of the Westchester County EITC Tax Assistance locations.


Appointments and walk-ins locations

The last appoinment is an hour before closing at every location.

White Plains: Westchester/Putnam One-Stop Center, 120 Bloomingdale Rd.
Appointments run: Feb. 2 - April 18, 2017
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Languages: English, Spanish
Appointments and walk-ins

Mt. Vernon: Mt Vernon One-Stop Center, 100 East First St.
Appointments run: Feb. 1 - April 14, 2017
Wednesdays and Fridays: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Languages: English
Appointments and walk-ins

Valhalla: Westchester Community College, 75 Grasslands Rd., Gateway Center across from parking lot #1
Appointments run: Feb. 3 - April 17, 2017
Mondays and Fridays: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Languages: English
Appointments, but walk-ins are WCC Alumni and students only

Yonkers: Educational Opportunity Center of Westchester, 26 South Broadway
Appointments run: Feb. 2 - April 18, 2017
Tuesdays and Thursdays:  Noon - 8 p.m.
During Spring Break:  April 11 and April 13 appointments run 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Languages: English
Appointments and walk-ins

Dobbs Ferry: Mercy College, 555 Broadway, Room 100, Victory Hall (formerly Our Lady of  Victory)
Appointments run: Varying dates
Saturdays: Feb. 4 - March 25, April 8, April, 15; Hours: 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sundays: Feb. 19, Feb. 26, March 5, March 12, March 19; Hours: 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Languages: English, Spanish
Appointments and walk-ins


Who Qualifies for EITC
Below is information for tax year 2016. The potential maximum tax credit includes federal, state and New York City credits and depends on income, marital status and number of children in the household. Children can be a son, daughter, grandchild, adopted child, step child or foster child as long as the child is under 19 years of age.

  • Single (ages 25-65)
    With no children
    Maximum income to be eligible: $15,010
    Maximum tax credit: $510

    With one child
    Maximum income to be eligible: $39,617
    Maximum tax credit:  $3,400

    With 2 children 
    Maximum income to be eligible: $45,007
    Maximum tax credit: $5,616

    With 3 or more children 
    Maximum income to be eligible: $48,340
    Maximum tax credit:  $6,318

  • Married/filing jointly  (ages 25-65)
    With no children
    Maximum income to be eligible:  $20,600
    Maximum tax credit: $510

    With one child
    Maximum income to be eligible: $45,207
    Maximum tax credit:  $3,400

    With 2 children  
    Maximum income to be eligible:  $50,597
    Maximum tax credit:  $5,616

    With 3 or more children  
    Maximum income to be eligible:  $53,930
    Maximum tax credit:  $6,318