Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
The EITC is the most powerful tax advantage available for individuals with low income. It provides a direct tax refund for working citizens who are eligible based on a sliding scale of income. The EITC alone can provide a return ranging from $400-$4,400, which can be more wealth than an individual generates in six months.
Get more information at the IRS ARRA Information Center at www.irs.gov/recovery
For more information on the EITC or check out Publication 596
To claim the EITC, you must file a tax return.
If you need help doing your taxes, you may be able to get help at a volunteer tax preparation site. These volunteers are trained and certified by the IRS to prepare and e-file basic tax returns FREE OF CHARGE. Find a list of volunteer tax preparation sites at Alaska 2-1-1 or speak directly with an Information and Referral Specialist live by dialing 2-1-1 or 1-800-478-2221 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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