Tax assistance available in Port Henry

— The Earned Income Tax Credit Coalition of the Adirondack Region has established Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites throughout its three-county service delivery area to provide free tax preparation to individuals and families with low or moderate incomes.

The St. Patrick’s Parish Center in Port Henry is a local site. For an appointment call 873-2341.

Household incomes of $50,270.00 or less may be eligible.

“People may be missing out on a federal refund of up to $5,891.00 because they are not aware of the Earned Income Tax Credit” said Kathy Snow, director of development, of the United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc. “Our coalition is working hard to promote the service and reach eligible people and families throughout the region.”

The IRS estimates up to one in four eligible taxpayers may fail to claim the credit. The coalition also provides information and education about asset building, including banking and savings.

Trained volunteers will be at each site to electronically file returns for low or moderate income residents, even if they do not qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit.

E-Filing provides faster refunds, electronic payment options, less chance of error and proof of acceptance within 48-hours.

Coalition members include: Coalition members include: The United Way of the Adirondack Region Inc, OneWorkSource, Adirondack Community Action Programs, Inc. (ACAP), Senior Citizens Council of Clinton County, Office for the Aging, Department of Social Services, Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), Joint Council for Economic Opportunity, Inc. (JCEO), AARP Foundation, Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Family Welcome Center of CVES, Cornell Cooperative Extension, UFirst Federal Credit Union, Champlain National Bank, Akwesasne Housing Authority, North Country Community College, North Country Workforce Investment Board and SeaComm.

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