Assemblymen Robert Castelli, R-Goldens Bridge, and Steve Katz, R-Yorktown, and Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino plan to hold a press conference at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in White Plains to raise awareness of the Earned Income Tax Credit, which more people may qualify for thanks to changes in eligibility requirements.
The press conference will be held at the Westchester One Stop Employment Center at 120 Bloomingdale Road. The elected officials will be joined by IRS Senior Tax Consultant Sunnie Casimiro.
A statement announcing the event notes that in conjunction with the EITC, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) also is offering a free program to provide free tax preparation services for low-income residents. Last year, the program helped 5,840 Westchester County taxpayers prepare returns totaling $6.1 million in Federal and State refunds of which $3.3 million was earned in tax credits.
The officials also will be joined by a representative from the IRS who will be sharing expertise and handouts for the public to take home and providing assistance for claiming your EITC.
The press conference will be preceded by a tour of the One Stop Employment Center. Those interested should contact the County Executive.