|First of free tax prep sites to open Jan. 23|
|Written by Submitted|
|Tuesday, January 22, 2013 11:06 PM|
United Way tax prep volunteers help low, moderate-income workers avoid tax prep fees.
Area sites include:
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.