Important Message for Recipients Receiving SSP Benefits - April Payment Date Change for Direct Deposit

State Supplement Program (SSP) benefit direct deposit payments for April 2017 will be directly deposited on March 27, 2017. Paper checks are scheduled to arrive on or about March 31, 2017. This direct deposit payment schedule change is necessary to complete State Fiscal Year 2016-2017 closeout activities. This does not change the payment schedule for federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or any other benefits issued by the U.S. Social Security Administration. Please call the SSP Customer Support Center at 1-855-488-0541 between 8:30 am and 4:45 pm Monday through Friday if you have any questions.

Mensaje Importante para los Beneficiarios de Subsidios SSP – Cambio de Fecha del Pago de Abril de Depósito Directo

Last updated: March 17, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Tax Credits

OTDA Home Resources for Working Families Tax Credits

Tax Credits

Information on tax credit programs you may be eligible for, such as Earned Income Tax Credits, New York State Noncustodial Parent Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credits and Child and Dependent Care Tax Credits.

Earned Income Tax Credits
If you have low- to medium- income you may be entitled to these Federal and New York State refundable tax credits. The credits can help reduce your taxes.
New York State Noncustodial Parent Earned Income Tax Credit
If you are a low-income working noncustodial parent you may be eligible for the Noncustodial Parent Earned Income Tax Credit.
Child Tax Credits
The Federal Child Tax Credit and Additional Child Tax Credit are tax credits offered for taxpayers raising dependent children under the age of 17. New York’s Empire State Child Tax Credit is a refundable credit for full-year New York State residents with children who qualify for the Federal Child Tax Credit and are at least four years of age.
Child and Dependent Care Tax Credits
The Federal Child and Dependent Care Credit is a tax credit offered by the federal government. There is also the New York State Child and Dependent Care Credit that helps more low-income families because, unlike the federal credit, it is refundable.
New York State College Tuition Credit and College Tuition Itemized Deduction
You are entitled to the New York State college tuition benefits if you were a full-year New York State resident who paid qualified college tuition expenses to an institution of higher education for yourself, spouse or dependent.
Federal Tax Benefits for Education
Federal tax credits to help pay for higher education: the American Opportunity Credit (formerly the Hope Credit) and the Lifetime Learning Credit.
Real Property Tax Credits for Homeowners and Renters
New York State offers a refundable property tax credits designed to assist low and moderate income taxpayers, particularly the elderly, to offset property tax costs. The credit is available to renters as well as homeowners and is refundable if it exceeds the taxpayer’s personal income tax liability.

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