Friday, February 22, 2013
Free tax preparation help
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We don’t handle
tax matters here, but this information seems worth passing along. It may save you money.
Gateway EITC Community Coalition (no relation to Gateway Legal Services) is offering free help with tax preparation
for people in the St. Louis area, including Metro-East.
If your household income in
2012 was $51,000 or less, you can qualify for free tax preparation through Gateway EITC and can claim the Earned Income
Tax Credit (EITC). The EITC can reduce the amount you owe, or make you eligible for a tax refund.
Filing through Gateway EITC can also save you a lot of money. The organization estimates that the
working poor in St. Louis pay an average of $260 in tax preparation fees, electronic filing fees, and check cashing fees each
To find out if you qualify, or to find the nearest site, you can call 800-427-4626.
You can also file your taxes online for free through the organization’s web site at <www.GatewayEITC.org>.