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Free Tax Help - Do you Qualify?


Click here to download your 1099 Tax Form

If your earned income is below $53,267 you may qualify for the “Earned Income Tax Credit” (EITC) on your Federal Income Tax Return, which might reduce your taxes and increase your tax refund. For 2015 your earned income and adjusted gross income (AGI) must each be less than:

  • $47,747 ($53,267 married filing jointly) with three or more qualifying children
  • $44,454 ($49,974 married filing jointly) with two qualifying children
  • $39,131 ($44,651 married filing jointly) with one qualifying child
  • $14,820 ($20,330 married filing jointly) with no qualifying children

If you qualify you could receive a refundable tax credit on your 2015 return up to:

  • $6,242 with three or more qualifying children
  • $5,548 with two qualifying children
  • $3,359 with one qualifying child
  • $503 with no qualifying children

IRS Certified VITA/TCE Volunteers prepare tax returns for free if your income is $54,000 or less and within the scope of VITA training. Call for a site near you - VITA dial "211" (seniors please call AARP Tax Aide at 1-888-687-2277).

Or, if you prefer to prepare your own return, use United Way's WWW.MYFREETAXES.COM to file your returns for free yourself, if your income is below $62,000. For more information, please visit www.irs.gov or call the IRS at 1-800-829-1040.

More information from the IRS:

IRS tool to assist with Health Care Tax updates:

The Interactive Tax Assistant site is a helpful Q&A available on IRS.gov website launched online Affordable Care Act tools for taxpayers to help determine:

Go to the IRS website www.irs.gov and type in “ITA” select the “Interactive Tax Assistant (ITA)” then select “Topics by Category” and then choose your topic and answer the questions to get the determinations.

AARP Tax Aide is offering free tax return preparation to people 50 & older and people with a disability. To locate a site near you call AARP Tax Aide at 1-888-687-2277 (Toll-free TTY: 1-877-434-7598) and ask for a Tax-Aide site near you or visit the AARP website.


RI Department of Labor and Training
Center General Complex
1511 Pontiac Avenue, Cranston, RI 02920

Phone: (401) 462-8000
Fax (401) 462-8666
TTY via RI Relay: 711
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