Just in time for tax season, New York City has launched a new program to help residents get their taxes done: If you have children and made less than $41,000 last year, or are among those without children and made less than $31,000, you can file your tax returns at H&R Block for $29. Go to Nyc.gov/taxprep, print out the coupon and bring it to a participating H&R Block. Those earning less than $57,000 can also file their taxes online for free at that same site.
In addition, many lower- and middle-income New Yorkers are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit. Families making less than $48,362 and single parents making less than $43,352 can get cash back from the IRS if they file a tax return.