The Gateway Earned Income Credit Community Coalition is offering free tax preparation services to help you determine if you are eligible for the federal Earned Income Tax Credit. In general, if your family’s earned income and adjusted gross income last year were both less than $49,000 lst year you should probably check on your eligibility.
The key element to getting the EITC, which designed to offset some of the burden of Social Security taxes by paying a refund when the EITC exceeds taxes owed, is filing a tax return. And the Coalition can help you do that ' and help you set up a bank account so that your refund can be direct deposited.
To locate a Coalition tax preparation center near your home or office in the City, use the United Way's 2-1-1 telephone hotline.