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Published: Friday, 1/30/2009

Help available for earned tax credits

Free tax assistance is being offered to working families at more than 11 sites in Lucas County, the Greater Toledo CASH Coalition announced yesterday.

Volunteers at the sites will encourage families who qualify to apply for the earned income tax credit, which can be worth up to $4,824.

Officials say as many as a quarter of U.S. residents who are eligible for the credits do not apply for them. The maximum eligible income for a married couple with two or more children is $41,646.

The coalition is a partnership of county officials, banks, credit unions, and nonprofit organizations.

To get more information or schedule a free tax preparation appointment, dial 211 or visit one of the sites:

Adelante, 520 Broadway; Aurora Gonzalez Community & Family Resource Center, One Aurora Gonzalez Dr.; East Toledo Family Center, 1020 Varland Ave.; Margaret Hunt Senior Center, 2121 Garden Lake Pkwy.; Maumee Senior Center, 2430 Detroit Ave., Maumee; Mott Branch Library, 1085 Dorr St.; ONYX Inc., 525 Hamilton St.; Parish Federal Credit Union, 5138 North Summit St.; Toledo Urban Federal Credit Union, 1339 Dorr St.; United Way Of Greater Toledo, 1 Stranahan Square, and various Toledo-Lucas County branch libraries.

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