In Columbia, the CAP and AARP are teaming up to offer people free tax help. The organizations want to help people take advantage of tax breaks they are eligible for.
Lower Columbia Community Action Program (CAP) and trained AARP Tax Aide volunteers will provide free tax assistance to filers of all ages and incomes from Jan. 15 through April 18.
Once again this year, CAP and AARP are encouraging people to claim the Earned Income Tax Credit, which is a tax break for qualifying people who work but have low wages.
“Many workers are eligible for this tax credit and don’t know it,” according to Liz Myntti, program manager at CAP’s Financial Independence Center.
She encourages individuals who earned less than $43,352, and couples who earned less than $48,362, to see if they qualify. Taxpayers do not have to have children to claim the Earned Income Tax Credit, she added.
This year AARP tax aides will be at three sites in the area: from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at… continue reading
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