Mass. Residents Urged To Claim Tax Credit

BOSTON (AP) — Many lower and middle income families may be eligible for an Earned Income Tax Credit, but not know it.

State and federal officials have launched a public awareness campaign to make more Massachusetts residents aware of the tax credit, which can return up to $5,666 to eligible families.

The Earned Income Tax Credit was the topic of this week’s Centro conversation.

Several IRS offices in Massachusetts planned to open on Saturday and again next Saturday to help taxpayers determine if they are eligible for the credit and claim it on their returns.

Officials estimate that as many as one in four eligible working families in Massachusetts failed to claim the credit in the 2009 tax year.

The IRS says the average credit was $2,200 last year.

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