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Resources for filing taxes and getting refunds.

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.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions QUESTION: Two years ago, I worked 2 months but never filed a federal tax return and do not have any documents to show that I worked. What should I do?

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