New York City officials are urging low-income and middle-class taxpayers to file their tax returns for free or low cost to claim their tax credits with one month to go in tax season, while cracking down on tax preparers.

New York City Department of Consumer Affairs Commissioner Jonathan Mintz and Center for Economic Opportunity executive director Kristin Morse said Friday that New Yorkers who earned $57,000 or less last year can file their taxes for free or low cost by using the city’s tax preparation services. They can then claim tax credits such as the Earned Income Tax Credit and the NYC Child Care Tax Credit.

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