Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day to be held at WVSU

Contact: Detria Waller
(304) 204-4038
Jan. 22, 2013
Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day to be held at WVSU
INSTITUTE, W.Va.People who earn less than $50,270 from wages, self-employment or farming may be eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and free help preparing their tax return.

An informational session will be held at West Virginia State University’s Wilson Student Union Friday, Jan. 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., as part of a national EITC Awareness Day.
“Workers eligible for EITC could receive up to $5,981 by claiming the credit on their federal tax return,” said Detria Waller, extension agent with WVSU Extension Service, who is hosting the event. “Volunteers will be available to assist with preparing basic returns during our session.”

Last year, the credit returned close to $62 billion to over 27 million workers nationally. In West Virginia, over 150,000 people claimed the EITC, with the average credit amount totaling approximately $2,000.

The event is co-hosted by WVSU Extension Service and the West Virginia Alliance for Sustainable Families. The Wilson Student Union is located on WVSU’s campus at 301 Washington Ave. in Institute.  
West Virginia State University is a public, land grant, historically black university, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially integrated, and multi-generational institution, located in Institute, WV. As a “living laboratory of human relations,” the university is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to academic growth, service and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. Its mission is to meet the higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research.
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