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Working Families: YOU may be eligible for FREE tax help Each year, many low-income individuals and families miss out on money available through tax credits. The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is available for certain people who work and have low wages. A tax credit usually means more money in your pocket. It reduces the amount of tax you owe. The EITC may also give you a refund. If you meet the qualifications below, you can get FREE help filing your income taxes with volunteer counselors trained in cooperation with the IRS. How do I know if I qualify? To receive the EITC on a 2010 tax return, you must: Have a valid Social Security number Have lived in the United States for more than half the year Have earned income Be a U.S. citizen or resident alien Be between the ages of 25 and 65 or have a qualified dependant Meet earned income/adjusted gross income levels; see page 2

-----------------------------------------Bring the following items with you: Copy of 2009 income tax return/s W-2 forms from each employer Unemployment compensation statements All 1099 forms showing interest/dividends; documentation showing original purchase price of assets sold SSA-1099; 1099-MISC; 1099-R All forms indicating federal income tax paid Dependent-care-provider information such as name, employer, ID, SSN All receipts of canceled checks if itemizing deductions Social Security cards or other official documentation for yourself and all dependents Copy of signed rent certificate

-----------------------------------------This tax-filing service is made possible through Community Foundation of Greater South Wood County, AARP Tax Aide Program, and McMillan Memorial Library.

Workers with low income: you may qualify for EITC! Appointments Required! Reserve a free one-hour appointment by calling 715.818.6171 Appointments are limited to available reservations on the following dates: Sat., February 5 … 9:30 am – 1:30 pm Wed., February 9 … 5:30 – 7:30 pm Sat., February 12 … 9:30 am – 1:30 pm Wed., February 16 … 5:30 – 7:30 pm Sat., February 19 … 9:30 am – 1:30 pm Wed., February 23 … 5:30 – 7:30 pm Sat., February 26 … 9:30 am – 1:30 pm Location: McMillan Library, 2nd floor, 490 E Grand Ave, Wis. Rapids


ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR EITC IN 2010? To qualify for EITC in 2010, earned income and adjusted gross income must each be less than: $43,352 (48,362 married filing jointly) with three or more qualifying children $40,363 ($45,373 married filing jointly) with two qualifying children $35,535 ($40,545 married filing jointly) with one qualifying child $13,460 ($18,470 married filing jointly) with no qualifying children Maximum credit for eligible filers: $5,666 with three or more qualifying children $5,036 with two qualifying children $3,050 with one qualifying child $457 with no qualifying children (Information provided by the Internal Revenue Service.)


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