Tax Credits Available for New Yorkers

Oswego, NY – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is urging Central New Yorkers to take advantage of available tax cuts.

As tax season gets underway, Gillibrand is touting opportunities for New Yorkers to save on property taxes, new home and car purchases and college tuition.

One particular cut is available for 96 percent of Central New Yorkers. That is the $400 Making Work Pay tax cut, which was part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Gillibrand is working to raise awareness about the tax credit, which some people may have to actually claim.

"The $400 Making Work Tax Credit was automatically included for most workers to ensure middle class tax workers receive this tax cut immediatley. However, workers who did not receive a deduction and their withholding or who may have lost their job before they received the full value of the credit, should be sure to claim it on the returns," said Gillibrand.

Other tax cuts available to New Yorkers include the Earned Income Tax Credit, which is a refundable tax credit to help lower-income taxpayers, the American College Opportunity Tax Credit and First Time Homebuyer Tax Credit.