Montesano: Tax-Saving Opportunities – Claim Your Earned Income Tax Credit

January 28, 2011

Assemblyman Michael Montesano (R, I, C – Glen Head) is reminding residents to take advantage of the Earned Income Tax Credit, which is a refundable credit for people who work but do not earn high incomes. To find out if you are eligible, go to

While many people have taken advantage of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), millions of taxpayers still do not claim their EITC. In addition, many also may have the opportunity to file their federal tax forms electronically, free of charge. To find out more about IRS Free File, go to and click “Free File” on the left column.

“When filing taxes, there are many opportunities to save and cut costs, but too many people do not take advantage of these tax breaks,” said Montesano. “I’d like to encourage all New Yorkers who think that they may be eligible to look into the Earned Income Tax Credit and Free File service. There also are many other credits that may be available to help them receive the maximum refund possible.”

For more information, visit, or contact Assemblyman Montesano’s district office at (516) 937-3571.