Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Department of Social Services Opens Earned Income Tax Credit Site

The free Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) tax preparation service for low income working individuals and families has begun at the Southside Community Services Center, 4100 Hull Street Rd. Certified DSS volunteers are available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from February 2, 2010 to April 14, 2010. Walk-in hours are from 2:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

2009 Tax Year EITC Income Limits
Earned income and adjusted gross income (AGI) must be less than:
  • $13,330 ($18,440 married filing jointly) with no qualifying children
  • $35,463 ($40,463 married filing jointly) with one qualifying child
  • $40,295 ($45,295 married filing jointly) with two qualifying children
  • $43,279 ($48,279 married filing jointly) with three or more qualifying children
Tax Year 2009 maximum credit
  • $457 with no qualifying children
  • $3,043 with one qualifying child
  • $5,028 with two qualifying children
  • $5,657 with three or more qualifying children
If you have questions, please contact the site coordinator, Sylvia Williams at 646-7382.