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Did you know that many Americans can keep more of their money at tax time by getting free tax preparation from IRS-certified volunteer preparers? The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide programs provide free preparation – without upcharges or hidden fees – and serve taxpayers using rigorous IRS preparation standards and certified tax preparers. Tax season starts on January 15, so now’s the time to get the word out!
Over the last 40 years, Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)  made life better for millions of workers. You may have extra money waiting for you. If you qualify and claim the credit, it could be several thousand dollars from the IRS for some workers.  Don’t be the one in five that misses this credit! The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) helps low- to moderate-income workers and families get a tax break. If you qualify, you can use the credit to reduce the taxes you owe – and maybe increase your refund.
There are millions of Americans that are younger or seniors who could qualify for an tax credit worth as much as $6,935 from the IRS. This is under the Earned Income Tax Credit, which works to benefit working families making a low to moderate income. Anyone age 19 and older may apply for the EITC. Now, 18-year-olds that just left foster care and were at risk for becoming homeless may also claim the credit. This newly eligible population consists of childless adults between the ages of 19-24 and over the age of 65.
The American Rescue Plan (ARP) temporarily expanded the existing small federal earned income tax credit (EITC) for low-wage working adults without children at home. They increased the maximum credit and broadened the eligibility to younger and older workers. This newly eligible population consists of childless adults between the ages of 19-24 and over the age of 65. The expansion goes into effect this year (for those with earnings in tax year 2021) and will benefit millions of adult workers.
$3,600 child tax credit payments: IRS launches new tools   The Internal Revenue Service on Tuesday launched two new tools to help families find out if they are eligible for up to $3,600-per child tax credits and manage their monthly payments, which are set to start going out July 15. Here’s what to know about the tools.  
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The Taxgirl podcast is a series of conversations about taxes, money, and the choices we make. Because paying taxes is painful, but hearing about them shouldn't be.  Here's the link to the latest Taxgirl podcast that features the KLS Director of the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic in Kansas, William Schmidt: 
People who receive an Economic Impact Payment this year should keep Notice 1444, Your Economic Impact Payment, with their tax records.
Kansas Legal Services wants to make life a little easier for workers by alerting them about a special tax credit that can put money in their pockets. “EITC is a tax benefit for working people and their families and it allows more dollars to flow into our community. It’s money workers can use for groceries, rent, utilities and other bills," said Marilyn Harp, Executive Director of Kansas Legal Services. “We want workers who may qualify for EITC to have all the information they need to get the EITC and get it right.”
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