Gwinnett Village service center offers tax help

The center is partnering with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, the IRS and Atlanta Prosperity Campaign to educate the community about the Earned Income Tax Credit.

“The EITC can be a much needed financial boost for working families hit with the tough economy,” said Letycia Pastrana, executive  director of GVCA. “Many people will qualify for the first time this year because their income declined, their marital status changed or they added children to their families.”

Pastrana said anyone earning $48,000 or less from wages, self-employment or farming in 2009 to come and see if they qualify for EITC. Eligible taxpayers can get their EITC only if they file federal income tax returns.

Taxpayers can get free help determining their EITC eligibility and claiming the credit at the Gwinnett VITA site located in the GVCA offices at 5855 Jimmy Carter Blvd. in Norcross. Help is available from IRS trained volunteers Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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