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Free IRS filing help for taxpayers in Tacoma

Post by C.R. Roberts / The News Tribune on Jan. 29, 2009 at 7:41 am with No Comments »
January 29, 2009 7:41 am

The Internal Revenue Service Taxpayer Assistance Center in Tacoma is expanding its service for taxpayers eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit.


The center will increase its outreach by opening for three upcoming Saturdays – Jan. 31, Feb. 7 and 21. The extra hours are being added, according to an IRS release, to help potentially eligible taxpayers who may not be able to seek assistance during the work week.


EITC is a credit that can result in a refund of more than $4,800 for some taxpayers. Taxpayers with an income of less than $41,646 may be eligible, depending on their filing status.


Last year, over 3.2 million individuals filed tax returns in Washington, and of those, over 364,000 were eligible for the EITC – receiving a total of over $654 million, according to the IRS.


For a list of opening hours at centers in the state, visit www.irs.gov/localcontacts or, in Tacoma, call 253-428-3518. For information about the nearest free tax assistance center, call 800-906-9887.

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