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IRS says the Earned Income Tax Credit is a Valuable Tax Credit

 

Internal Revenue Service - IRSWashington, D.C. – The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a financial boost for workers earning $50,270 or less in 2012. But this valuable credit is overlooked by some filers who could be claiming it.

Here are the top 10 things the IRS wants you to know about EITC, which has been making the lives of working people a little easier for 38 years. «Read the rest of this article»

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IRS says check your Eligibility for the Earned Income Tax Credit

 

Internal Revenue Service - IRSWashington, D.C. – The Earned Income Tax Credit has made the lives of working people a little easier since 1975. EITC can be a boost for workers who earned $50,270 or less in 2012.

Yet the IRS estimates that one out of five eligible taxpayers fails to claim their EITC each year. The IRS wants everyone who is eligible for the credit to get the credit that they’ve earned.

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Check your Eligibility for Earned Income Tax Credit

 

Internal Revenue Service - IRSWashington, D.C. – The Earned Income Tax Credit is a financial boost for workers earning $49,078 or less in 2011. Four of five eligible taxpayers filed for and received their EITC last year. The IRS wants you to get what you earned also, if you are eligible.

Here are the top 10 things the IRS wants you to know about this valuable credit, which has been making the lives of working people a little easier since 1975.

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IRS Seeking Applications for Volunteer Tax Assistance Program Grants

 

Internal Revenue Service - IRSWashington, D.C. – The Internal Revenue Service is accepting applications for the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) grant programs, which will allow some organizations to apply for annual funding for up to three years.

For 2011, the IRS awarded $245,000 in grants to three Tennessee organizations.

Applications will be accepted through June 30th, 2011. Previous grant recipients will have the option to apply for up to three years of annual funding which would reduce the amount of paperwork they must complete over the three-year period. This annual funding will also help recipients with budget planning. «Read the rest of this article»

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April 18th Filing Deadline Approaching; IRS Offers Tips to Taxpayers

 

Internal Revenue Service - IRSWashington, D.C. – The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers that they have two weeks remaining until the April 18th filing deadline and that they can use IRS Free File to do their taxes or file an extension.

As of March 25th, the IRS has received more than 82 million individual income tax returns, which is 58 percent of the 141 million returns expected this year. The IRS has received about the same number of returns so far this year as it did at this time last year, while processing of returns is up 3 percent from the same time last year.

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EITC – Don’t Overlook It

 

Internal Revenue Service - IRSWashington, D.C. – The Earned Income Tax Credit is a financial boost for workers earning $48,362 or less a year. Four of five eligible taxpayers filed for and received their EITC last year. The IRS wants you to get what you earned also, if you are eligible.

Here are the top 10 things the IRS wants you to know about this valuable credit, which has been making the lives of working people a little easier for 36 years.

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AARP Tennessee Tax-Aide Coordinator

 

AARPDid you know that the nation’s largest free volunteer-run tax assistance program began with a chance discussion between two naval reservists more than 40 years ago?

During a weekend drill, an Internal Revenue Service agent expressed concerns about older tax filers making mistakes on their returns to then-AARP Executive Director Bernie Nash.  The tax expert said older people sometimes made mathematical mistakes, used the wrong forms or failed to take credits to which they were entitled. «Read the rest of this article»

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IRS seeking applications for Volunteer Tax Assistance Program Grants

 

Washington, DC – The Internal Revenue Service will soon begin accepting applications for the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) grant programs, which will allow some organizations to apply for annual funding for up to three years.

Last year the IRS awarded grants totaling $165,000 to two Tennessee organizations to help them provide free tax preparation for lower-income and elderly taxpayers.

Applications will be accepted June 1st, 2010, through July 9th, 2010.  Previous grant recipients will have the option to apply for up to three years of annual funding, which would reduce the amount of paperwork they must complete over a three-year period. This annual funding will also help recipients with budget planning. «Read the rest of this article»

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VITA: Income tax filing help available for low income families

 

co-tax-form-pic1.jpgJames E. Kendrick, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program Coordinator in Clarksville has announced the January 31 opening of that program. VITA is a volunteer based, free tax preparation service for lower income families.

In addition to the free tax preparation service, VITA emphasizes the importance of asset building and finance management to its clients. They are also launching an initiative to urge more families to file for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) with the hope that those families will use this money to build more assets. «Read the rest of this article»

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