Thursday, January 26, 2012

It's Tax Time - Get Your Taxes Done for Free In Philadelphia!

Did you know that there are a number of locations in our community where low- and moderate income people can get help filing their taxes at no cost?

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, which is funded in part by the IRS, offers free tax help to people making less than approximately $50,000 a year.

In addition to receiving much-needed tax help, families will also learn about important tax credits that they may be missing out on. The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a tax credit especially for low-income working families. It helps workers keep more of the money they earned, which helps families pay their rent and buy groceries or new shoes for their kids.

The amount of your EITC refund depends on things like income and family size, but many families receive rebates of a couple thousand dollars – make sure you don’t miss out on your refund! If you didn’t claim the EITC in the past, you may also be able to file amended claims and receive more of the money you’ve earned.

If you live in Philadelphia, you can get your taxes done at one of the sites below - just call for an appointment. To find sites in Delaware County, please see our earlier blog post. And you can always find a tax site near you by calling 1-800-829-1040.


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