Tax season is here! Did you know you could be eligible to get more money back from the IRS - as much as $6,044?
If you earned less than $51,567 from wages, self-employment, or farming last year, you may be eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit - or EITC.
EITC can be a benefit for working people like you, your family, and community. You may be among the millions who will qualify for the first time because of a change in your financial, marital, or parental status in 2013.
EITC eligibility is based on several factors, including the amount of earned and other types of income, or combined income if married and whether you have one or more qualifying children. Workers without children may also qualify.
You must file and claim the credit to get it. To find out if you are qualified to receive Earned Income Tax Credit, use the online EITC Assistant to estimate the amount of credit you are entitled to claim.
Get free help preparing your EITC tax return. The IRS offers several free options to claim EITC, such as FreeFile and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance. FreeFile allows you to prepare and e-file your own tax return. Free help preparing EITC tax returns is also available at many volunteer income tax assistance sites. Hancock Resource Center is a volunteer site this year. Please call 228-463-8887 to schedule your appointment now. Click here to see what you need to bring with you to your appointment.
You worked and earned it. Now put The Earned Income Tax Credit to work for you. Visit www.irs.gov/eitc to learn more about EITC.
The Hancock Resource Center will host a fair housing education workshop on Monday, February 3, 2014, from 4:00pm – 5:30pm at the HRC office located at 454 Highway 90 (Suite B – next to PRCC) in Waveland. Anyone interested in learning more about fair housing and your rights as a tenant or homebuyer under the Fair Housing Act are encouraged to attend. This training is provided by Mississippi Fair Housing Initiatives Program, a project of the Institute for Disability Studies at USM through funding from the Mississippi Development Authority. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call HRC at 228-463-8887 and/or IDS toll free at 866-883-4474 to request workshop materials. Click here for details.