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Brown Introduces Bill to Boost Free Tax Preparation and Filing Services to Help Ohioans Get Full Return
With tax season underway, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) this week introduced legislation that would support free tax preparation sites that help Ohio families file their income tax returns. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Act would make permanent an Internal Revenue Service (IRS)-administered grant program for volunteer tax preparation sites nationwide. These sites are critical to helping Ohioans who qualify claim the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC) – two of the most important anti-poverty credits. Today, Jan. 27, 2017, is EITC Awareness Day.
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