Saturday, March 21, 2009

Free tax preparation and Earned Income Tax Credit: Are you eligible?

You may be eligible for an Earned Income Tax Credit.

If you make less than $42,000.00 per year you are eligible for free tax preparation.

To find out where the Volunteer Tax Assistance Sites are click here.

From the New York State Office Of Temporary and Disability Assistance Web Site:

March 20, 2009 -

Each year, an estimated 300,000 eligible New York households – or 20 percent of all eligible taxpayers in the State – fail to claim the Earned Income Tax Credit. With less than one month until tax day, Governor David A. Paterson today visited the Albany Community Action Partnership (ACAP) to encourage eligible low-income New Yorkers to take advantage of free tax preparation and e-filing services across the State. ACAP is an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) sponsored Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program site – one of more than 650 such sites across the State that provide free tax preparation and e-filing services to individuals and families with earned income of $42,000 or less.

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