Jan 29, 2013 11:32 AM by Melissa Canone

FREE Tax Preparation Assistance Available

CROWLEY, La. - The ASSIST Agency, Inc. is now preparing tax returns at no charge for low income individuals and families in Acadia, Jeff Davis and Vermilion Parishes. Appointments are now being accepted for Mondays and Wednesdays and walk-ins will be seen on Tuesdays and Thursdays. To make an appointment, please call: Acadia Parish - 337-788-7550 x 138, Jeff Davis Parish - 337-824-7800, or Vermilion Parish - 337-898-9554.

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) or the American Opportunity Tax Credit can give you a larger return, if you qualify. Generally, income and family size determine a taxpayer's eligibility and the EITC amount a taxpayer can receive. The maximum amount of the credit for Tax Year 2012 is $5,891. The average amount of EITC credited for 2012 in Louisiana was $2,615. The American Opportunity Tax Credit may give you the break you're looking for - help you pay for college. This education credit is worth up to $2,500. Even if you don't make enough money to owe taxes, if you qualify for the credit and file a return, you may get up to $1,000 back.

The ASSIST's tax preparers are trained by the IRS and can file a return electronically. Earned Income Tax Credits for those who qualify can result in a larger return. By filing electronically, one can expect their tax refund in as little as 21 days.



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