Helping low to moderate income citizens become more financially self-sufficient is an important part of United Way’s work, and one of our strongest tools is offering free tax preparation help and promoting the Earned Income Tax Credit.
The Earned Income Tax Credit is a fully refundable federal tax credit available to many people earning $52,000 or less. In 2014 as in past tax seasons, volunteers will be completing thousands of returns for free, bringing millions of dollars back into our community.
In Crittenden County, hardworking people could use a break. Crittenden residents can keep money that would normally be spent on tax preparation fees so they can pay bills, start a savings account or in some cases even put a down payment on a home.
Crittenden County’s free tax site will open at the West Memphis City Library, 213 N. Avalon, West Memphis, AR 72301 from January 30 through April 12, 2014. The site will be open Thursdays, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Saturdays 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome.
Volunteers are ready to help people prepare and file their taxes, looking forward to helping local citizens receive an economic boost! The effort is also recruiting more volunteers to help tax filers file their taxes and save their hard-earned money. Volunteers will be trained and certified to help residents file their returns. For more information, please contact Yvonne Howard at 901-433-4361 or firstname.lastname@example.org .