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Hattiesburg officials urge residents to take Earned Income Tax Credit

Jan. 31 was designated as National Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day. Jan. 31 was designated as National Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

Hattiesburg city officials are urging qualified residents to take advantage of the federal Earned Income Tax Credit this year.  

The City of Hattiesburg, the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) and other groups are reminding taxpayers about the advantages of the EITC, which is a refundable tax credit for low and medium-income individuals and couples, primarily for those who have qualifying children.

Jan. 31 has been designated National Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day.  

Beginning Monday February 3, volunteer certified tax preparers will be available to answer questions about the EITC and other tax issues at several free tax preparation sites in Petal and Hattiesburg.

"A lot of people think they have to be low or moderately low income to come into one of the free facilities to have their taxes prepared, but if you make $50,000 or less, you can come to any of the sites and have your taxes prepared for free," said Maxine Coleman, Hattiesburg's Neighborhood Development Coordinator.

"Not only does a volunteer prepare your return, but before we send it into IRS for processing, a second person quality reviews every return, so we have two sets of eyes that look at every return and make sure we eliminate all possible errors that we can," said Larry Grant, coordinator of the AARP Tax Aid in the Hattiesburg area.

For more information, you can call Maxine Coleman, at (601) 554-1005.

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