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2014 - Podcast text script Earned Income Tax Credit

HI… I’M SHANELL…AND I WORK FOR THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE.     

I WANT TO TELL YOU ABOUT AN IMPORTANT TAX CREDIT THAT ONE IN FIVE ELIGIBLE WORKERS OVERLOOKS.    

IT’S THE EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT OR E-I-T-C.

YOU MAY QUALIFY FOR IT IF YOU WORKED ANY PART OF LAST YEAR…AND EARNED GENERALLY 52-THOUSAND DOLLARS OR LESS.         

THE EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT CAN BE A BOOST TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.        

EXACTLY HOW MUCH THE CREDIT WILL BE DEPENDS ON YOUR INCOME…FAMILY SIZE AND OTHER FACTORS.       

FAMILIES WITH QUALIFYING CHILDREN CAN GET UP TO SIX-THOUSAND DOLLARS.           

THE AVERAGE CREDIT LAST YEAR WAS MORE THAN TWO-THOUSAND-300 DOLLARS.           

IT’S IMPORTANT TO GET IT AND GET IT RIGHT.

THE I-R-S IS WORKING HARD TO EDUCATE TAXPAYERS WHILE ALSO IDENTIFYING AND PREVENTING IMPROPER PAYMENTS.       

SO IF YOU EARNED 52-THOUSAND DOLLARS OR LESS FROM WAGES…SELF-EMPLOYMENT OR FARMING…SEE IF YOU QUALIFY FOR THE EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT.        

YOU CAN DO SO BY GOING TO I-R-S-DOT-GOV AND BY TYPING E-I-T-C ASSISTANT IN THE SEARCH FIELD.        

YOU NEED TO FILE A FEDERAL TAX RETURN TO CLAIM THE CREDIT… AND THERE ARE A COUPLE OF WAYS YOU CAN DO THIS FOR FREE.       

FIRST OF ALL…YOU CAN USE BRAND-NAME TAX PREPARATION SOFTWARE BY GOING TO I-R-S-DOT-GOV-SLASH-FREE FILE.       

OR YOU CAN GET HELP AT ONE OF THOUSANDS OF VOLUNTEER TAX HELP SITES ACROSS THE COUNTRY.       

JUST GO TO I-R-S-DOT-GOV AND TYPE VITA IN THE SEARCH FIELD TO FIND A LOCATION NEAR YOU.           

TO GET MORE INFORMATION… GO TO I-R-S-DOT-GOV-SLASH-E-I-T-C.  

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