On January 29, 2010, Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh addressed community members and representatives of the Lower East Side People’s Federal Credit Union (LESPFCU) on Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Awareness Day. Kavanagh spoke of the importance of informing and motivating eligible taxpayers to file and claim the EITC, through which eligible taxpayers can earn up to $5,657. An estimated twenty-five percent of all eligible taxpayers are unaware of the credit.
The LESPFCU is located at 37 Avenue B and has been involved with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program since 2004. Currently, the LESPFCU is offering free tax preparation by IRS-certified preparers for those who qualify. For more information on tax preparation, call 212-505-3482.