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First of free tax prep sites to open Jan. 23 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, January 22, 2013 11:06 PM

United Way tax prep volunteers help low, moderate-income workers avoid tax prep fees.
Hardworking local families can get a leg up on tax season by taking advantage of FREE in-person tax preparation services at staring Jan. 23. There are 34 sites that will open in the region. Filers with an adjusted  gross income of $50,000 or less can take advantage of free tax prep at sites.

Area sites include:
Ivy Tech, 50 Walnut St., Lawrenceburg, Ind.
Feb. 6 through March 23
Wednesday: 5 to 8 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to noon

Harrison Community Center
300 George St., Harrison, Ohio
Jan 28 through April 15
By appointment only: 513-367-6683
Monday: 6 to 9 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to noon

A list of all locations, their opening dates and hours of operation can be found at www.makeworkpay.com/. In addition to free state and federal tax preparation and online filing, filers will receive help determining eligibility for and claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). The Internal Revenue Service estimates one in five eligible taxpayers fail to claim the credit. EITC is the largest federal program benefiting low-earning workers. If you worked in 2012 and earned between $13,980 (single with no children) and $50,270 (married filing jointly with three or more qualifying children), you may be eligible for the credit.