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Tax season is here, and the Rappahannock United Way wants to get the word out that many struggling residents could qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit. The credit can give a family with one child as much as $3,050. But about 25 percent of those who qualify don’t apply for the credit.
Rappahannock United Way offers free tax help. This year, the agency will have six sites open, starting Jan. 19. Sites will include Thurman Brisben Center, Virginia Employment Commission, Rappahannock Goodwill Industries, Central Rappahannock Library (headquarters and Porter branches) and the Rappahannock United Way.
Additional sites will be available at Garrison Woods Apartments, Stafford County Head Start and Hazel Hill Apartments.
Call the RUW at 540/373-0041, ext. 316 to learn dates and times.