[nfbmi-talk] Fw: [Missouri-l] Fw: [leadership] Earned Income Tax Credit Can PutMoney in Your Pocket

fred olver goodfolks at charter.net
Tue Jan 26 11:16:26 CST 2010


----- Original Message ----- 
From: Chip Hailey 
To: MCB Listserve 
Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 2010 10:49 AM
Subject: [Missouri-l] Fw: [leadership] Earned Income Tax Credit Can PutMoney in Your Pocket



----- Original Message ----- 
From: Eric Bridges 
To: leadership at acb.org 
Cc: announce at acb.org 
Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 2010 10:43 AM
Subject: [leadership] Earned Income Tax Credit Can Put Money in Your Pocket


 

I'm sharing some information on a $48 Billion program run by the IRS that is available to millions of people who earn low-to-moderate incomes. The Earned

Income Tax Credit also called EITC or more simply EIC is a credit that has been making the lives of working people a little easier for 35 years. Yet it

remains little known, possibly because people move into and out of eligibility as their income, marital statuses and parental statuses change. Please take

a look at the article pasted below to learn more. 

 

Eric 

 

 

Earned Income Tax Credit Can Put Money in Your Pocket

 

You could be cheating yourself at tax time, even if you are not required to file a tax return. The IRS estimates one in four eligible taxpayers will overlook the Earned Income Tax Credit - or EITC - worth up to $5,600 or more this year.

 

EITC is a refundable tax credit, meaning you can get money back even if you owe no federal income tax or had no tax withheld. And, if you owe tax, it can offset the amount you must pay.

 

The credit has been making the lives of working people a little easier for 35 years. Yet it remains little known, possibly because people move into and out of eligibility as their income, marital statuses and parental statuses change.

 

Unlike other tax credits, EITC is based on a combination of factors such as the source and amount of your income, or combined income if married, whether you have qualifying children and how many. Although children are not required for eligibility, they increase the amount of your credit. Through new legislation, families with three or more children can get even more money.

 

The credit is complex, but worth exploring. It's even more valuable if your state has a corresponding tax credit. If you had less than $48,000 in income from wages, self-employment or farming in 2009, see if you qualify. Find more information at www.irs.gov/eitc. Use IRS's online EITC Assistant to determine your eligibility and the amount of your credit, or use the worksheet in your tax instruction package.

 

No-cost help is available in many communities. Volunteer income tax assistance sites or IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers will compute your EITC and prepare your return at no charge. To locate a volunteer site, call your community's 211 or 311 number for local services or call the IRS at 1-800-906-9887. Locate an IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center in the blue pages of your telephone directory

 

Remember: if you are eligible, you must file a federal income tax return, even if you are not otherwise required to file, and you must specifically claim the credit to get it.

 

Per the IRS, rural and non-traditional families -- such as grandparents raising grandchildren -- childless workers, and Spanish-speaking taxpayers are among those who most frequently overlook the credit.

 

 



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


_______________________________________________
leadership mailing list
leadership at acb.org
http://www.acb.org/mailman/listinfo/leadership



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


To unsubscribe from the Missouri-L list, send an email message to:
Missouri-l-request at MoBlind.org
with the word, unsubscribe in the subject field.

Other email lists available from MCB include:
ATI - A general discussion of adaptive technology.  To join, send a blank EMail message to:
ATI-Join at MoBlind.Org
Chat - A general discussion list.  Just about anything goes.  To Join, send a blank EMail message to:
Chat-Join at MoBlind.Org

Visit the MCB home Page at:
WWW.MoBlind.Org


More information about the nfbmi-talk mailing list