Volunteers offer help to low-income tax-filers

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Published: Jan 25 2013 06:06:28 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 25 2013 06:10:37 PM EST
READING, Pa. -

It's tax time again. Maybe you're not thrilled about it, but the Berks Community Action Program is.

The group held its annual kickoff to tax season Friday.

Starting on Monday, IRS-trained volunteers will do taxes for low income folks at the program's offices for free. The group is also getting the word out about a federal tax credit.

"We're looking to raise awareness about the earned income tax credit and encourage families to take advantage of it because it mean a large increase in their refund and some more money back in their pockets to take care of basic necessities and extras," said Jodi Readinger.

Anyone earning about $45,000 or less might qualify for the credit.

For more information, call the Berks Community Action Program at 610-376- 6571.