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Pathfinder offers free tax preparation

Posted: Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Pathfinder Community Connections, the Community Development division of Pathfinder Services, will be providing free tax preparation assistance to people with low-to-moderate incomes again this year. Pathfinder Community Connections will begin offering this service Monday January 24 through Thursday, April 14 at the Pathfinder Services north campus located at 2824 Theater Avenue in Huntington. Free tax preparation is by appointment only and times are available each week, Monday through Wednesday, between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m.,  Thursday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

The Earned Income Tax Credit or EITC, provides tax credits to working adults and families with low or moderate incomes. Money can be used to pay down debts, buy things families need, or can be saved for the future.

The maximum EITC for 2010 is:

- $457 for families with no qualifying children
- $3,050 for families with 1 qualifying child
- $5,036 for families with 2 qualifying children
- $5,666 for families with 3 or more qualifying children

Families may qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit if they meet the following guidelines:

- If the family has no children and made under $13,460 ($6.47/hr.) in 2010, or if the family has no children and made under $18,470 ($8.87/hr.) if married filing jointly.
- If the family has 1 child and made under $35,535 ($17.04/hr.) in 2010, or if the family has 1 child and made under $40,545 ($19.49/hr.) if married filing jointly.
- If the family has 2 children and made under $40,363 ($19.40/hr.) in 2010, or has 2 children and made under $45,373 ($21.81/hr.) if married filing jointly.
- If the family has 3 or more children and made under $43,352 ($20.84/hr.) in 2010, or has 3 or more children and made under $48,362 ($23.25/hr.) if married filing jointly.

If you qualify, and would like to set up an appointment please contact Katie Rodgers or Beth Stevens at Pathfinder Community Connections at (260) 355-2510 or e-mail them at taxservice@pathfinderservices.org