Helping low to moderate income people maximize benefits at tax time is an important part of United Way’s work to improve financial security for regional families, and a big part of that work is making sure eligible people use the Earned Income Tax Credit.

Volunteers are needed and free training is available to help certify workers so they can help to help people file their taxes for FREE in the weeks and months to come.

eitca logo copyIn Tunica County, many hardworking families can use a break. They need to be able to keep money that they can pay bills with, start a savings account or even put a down payment on a home. This is where volunteers come in.

Volunteer training will be at the Plenary Institute, 991 Magnolia St., in Tunica. Training will be Saturday, January 25. Training sessions will be from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Also, Tunica County will be having its free tax site opening January 31 at R.C. Irwin Library, 1285 Kenny Hill Dr., Tunica, 38676 for those who qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit. The site will be open through April 12, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The site will be open on Fridays and Saturdays and walk-ins are welcome. (For a complete list of site opening and times throughout all counties, please see our listing of free tax prep help sites published Jan. 2).

The Earned Income Tax Credit is a fully refundable federal tax credit available to many people earning $50,000 or less. In past tax seasons, volunteers have completed thousands of returns bringing millions of dollars back into the community.
For more information, contact Darnell Tate at 901-489-5130.

For a listing of Free Tax Prep sites across the Mid-South, visit this posting.