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Carthage volunteers help get tax refunds worth $150,000

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From the office of the IRS Media Relations Office in St. Louis, Missouri:

STLOUIS – This year, IRS trained volunteers with the SWMO We Care CoalitionVolunteer Income Tax Assistance site helped 163 Carthage area taxpayers filetheir federal income tax returns for free.  They also prepared 190 statetax returns.

CoalitionExecutive Director Jim Paul said tax returns from the Carthage VITA siteresulted in federal refunds worth $152,295 and more than $43,000 in EarnedIncome Tax Credits.  EITC is a federal tax credit for low- tomoderate-income working families and individuals. 

"We're really excited about the number of people that we servedwith free tax preparation services this season," Paul said.  "We're alsoreally pleased to bring that kind of revenue back into the Carthage community."

Volunteer taxpreparers in Carthage, one of three Coalitionsponsored VITA sites,  donated 148 hours to provide free income taxassistance to low-income, elderly and disabled people.

"Our VITA program was a huge success," said Marie Dame, CarthageVITA site coordinator. "Once again, the heart of our program was the volunteersand also our close working relationship with Carthage Literacy/NeighborhoodCenter. The time and dedication of the volunteers allowed us to provide a vitalservice to the community."

VITAvolunteers are trained and certified by the IRS.  Anyone interested involunteering to prepare taxes next seasonshould contact Marie Dame at 417-359-5355 or email mariedame@sbcglobal.net.

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