Low-income workers got a friendly reminder from the IRS on Friday: You could be eligible for up to $5,800 in refundable tax credits. Known as the "Earned Income Tax Credit," it's intended to help low-to-moderate-income workers who earned up to $50,270 in 2012.
Today, low-income taxpayers in Sacramento County can get their taxes done for free at Grant High School, 1400 Grand Ave., between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. The event kicks off free services offered by the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program through mid-April.
The tax credits are issued as a refund if they exceed the amount of taxes owed. Last year, the average EITC refund nationwide was $2,200, the IRS said.
To see if you qualify, go to: www.irs.gov and search under "EITC Assistant." To find a VITA site, call (800) 906-9887.