FREE TAX PREPARATION FOR WORKING FAMILIES
Low- to moderate-income working families can receive free tax preparation services January 27 - April 15 at sites in Dauphin, Cumberland and Perry counties.
The effort is part of the Money in Your Pocket Campaign, a community collaboration of organizations committed to the economic stability of local families. The program aims to increase use of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), and the Child Tax Credit (CTC). The EITC is a tax refund offered by the federal government to supplement wages for low-income workers.
Volunteers will prepare computerized, electronic returns through the Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Tax Income Assistance (VITA) program, which is designed to provide low-income families with help completing federal and state returns, and obtaining tax credits. This year, people who earned wages of less than $56,000 may be eligible for assistance.
For more information and a list of sites, contact United Way of the Capital Region at 717.724.4077 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.