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Mar 30, 2012 12:39 PM by KATC

Free tax preparation to low income individuals

The ASSIST Agency, Inc. this week helped one family claim income tax refunds from the IRS and State of Louisiana totaling over $9,900. The father was unemployed for part of last year and is raising three children. With the Earned Income Tax Credit and the American Opportunities Act Credit, his refund was much more than he expected. With only two weeks left in the tax preparation season, the ASSIST Agency encourages those who have not filed yet to contact the Agency to see if they might benefit from the Earned Income Tax Credit, too.

The Agency provides free tax preparation to low income individuals. The ASSIST's tax preparers are trained by the IRS and can file both Federal and State returns 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 10 - 14 days.

The Agency has offices in Crowley, Jennings and Abbeville. They prepare returns by appointment on Mondays and Wednesdays and see walk-ins on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information, call Crowley - 788-7550 x 138, Jennings - 824-7800, or Abbeville - 898-9554.

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