Add New York State students and receive tax credits

If you believe you are entitled to a check you did no get one, maybe because we are still processing your return. If you filed an extension, please allow additional time for us to process your return and issue this one-time check.

If you filed your return by April 18, 2022, you can contact us for information about your check.

See Why didn’t I get a check? for more information.

The 2022–2023 New York State budget provides one-time checks to eligible taxpayers for two different payments:

  • one based on the Empire State child credit, and
  • one based on earned income (or non-custodial parent’s earned income).

If you qualify for a payment for one or both, you don’t have to do anything; we will automatically calculate and send are you one check that covers the full amount to which you are entitled.

Am I eligible?

You are entitled to a payment if, for the 2021 tax year, you received at least $100 for one or both of these debts. from New York State:

You must also file your New York State income tax return (Form IT-201) by April 18, 2022, or have effective extension of time to file.

When will I receive my check?

We started sending checks to eligible taxpayers in October 2022, and will continue to send checks as we process the refund.

Watch your mailbox for a check like this:

We it is not possible provide a specific delivery schedule, and our Contact Center members have no additional information.

How much is the check?

The check amount will be calculated in 2021 Empire State debt childrenyour New York State earn income credit (or parents don’t care get credit income), or both.

The payment for the Government of the Empire of the child credit is obtained from anywhere 25% to 100% the amount of credit you received for 2021. The percentage depends on your income.

The payment for the income earner (or parents who do not save income earner) is 25% the amount of credit you received for 2021.

If you are eligible to receive a check for:

  • only one payment, your check equals that payment amount; or
  • there are two payment, add your totals together to settle your check.

Note: If you have received at least $100 for all debts, your check will include a payment related to that debt. For example, if your 2021 New York student loan amount was $80, and your Empire State student loan amount was $200, the your check only pays for the Empire State Child Benefit.

Calculate the amount of your check

To calculate the amount you will receive, you will need information from your 2021 New York State income tax return (Form IT-201). If you don’t have a copy of your return, sign in to the program you used to file to view a copy, or request information from your tax preparer (if you use one).

The actual amount you receive may differ from the amount you calculated if there are changes in the amount of each credit on your return. If we adjust the amount you owe, use the adjusted amount on the bank statement (DTF-160) or bill we sent you. sent to you based on your additional payment.

Note: To protect your information, our Contact Center representatives cannot provide amounts from any information you have filed.

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