Media Contact: Eunicia Baker, MPA - Senior Public Information Officer
City of North Miami
305-893.6511 Ext. 12160
ebaker@northmiamifl.gov

FREE TAX PREPARATION SERVICES IN NORTH MIAMI - RESIDENTS WILL SAVE MONEY THIS TAX SEASON WITH HELP F

North Miami, FL – 1/25/2012

PRESS CONFERENCE: FRIDAY, JANUARY 27TH AT 4 P.M. TO KICK-OFF 
FREE TAX PREPARATION SERVICES SITE

North Miami, FL – January 25, 2012 - North Miami Mayor Andre D. Pierre, Esq., along with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), will kick off the City’s Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) awareness campaign and FREE income tax preparation assistance (VITA) site at a press conference on Friday, January 27th at 4 p.m. at the Sunkist Grove Community Center, 12500 NW 13 Avenue, in North Miami. 

North Miami residents can get free help determining their EITC eligibility and claiming the credit at the FREE Voluntary Income Tax Assistance (VITA) siteat the Sunkist Grove Community Center, 12500 NW 13 Avenue, in North Miami.  Help is available from IRS trained volunteers on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 6 – 8 p.m. from February 2nd through April 12, 2012. 

Millions of taxpayers could overlook a special federal tax credit because they are not aware they qualify for it.  As a result, they could miss out on up to $5,751 extra in their federal income tax refunds through the Earned Income Tax Credit, or EITC.  Last year, on average, the credit boosted refunds for eligible workers by $2,100. Anyone earning $49,078 or less from wages, self-employment or farming in 2011 should see if they qualify. Eligible worker must file federal income tax returns-even if they are not required to file-and specifically must claim the credit to get it.

The IRS partners with local governments and other agencies to operate VITA sites nationwide.  To find out more about the North Miami VITA site and the services available at VITA sites,  media is urged to attend the press conference this Friday. Residents can locate their nearest VITA site by calling 211 for local services or the IRS at 1-800-906-9887.  

For additional information regarding the press conference, the media can contact Pam Solomon, at 1-305-849-1219 or psolomon@northmiamifl.gov.

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