Senator Lanza Reminds Staten Islanders That Tomorrow Is Eitc Awareness Day

Andrew J. Lanza

January 29, 2009

Staten Island – State Senator Andrew J. Lanza (R-I, Staten Island) reminds Staten Islanders that tomorrow is "EITC Awareness Day".

According to the IRS, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a refundable credit for people who work but do not earn high incomes. It helps eligible taxpayers to lower their taxes or receive refunds. New York State and New York City also have local versions of the EITC.

In spite of the extensive awareness campaigns by the IRS and its partners, millions of taxpayers still do not claim their EITC, according to the IRS.

Senator Lanza and the IRS want all eligible taxpayers to receive the EITC they deserve. According to the IRS, there are eight different locations for Staten Island residents to get free tax help this year, starting February 1. The list of sites and information on each location are attached in a PDF.

Those needing more assistance can feel free to call Senator Lanza’s office at 718-984-4073.

"People are struggling more than ever before. I want all Staten Islanders to know that we are here to help and I thank the IRS for raising awareness about this important tax credit.", Senator Lanza said.

Last year, Senator Lanza partnered with the IRS and H & R Block to provide free tax filing services across Staten Island to help senior citizens get the 2009 Economic Stimulus Payment.