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United Way, Bank of America Remind Residents to Claim Overlooked Funds before Tax Season Ends Next Week

Free tax services to assist low-income, working families in nine communities
04/10/2012

United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley is reminding residents to claim available funds before the tax season ends in a week. Free tax services offered by United Way partners assisted 3,555 families in 2011.

As part of a larger effort to ensure more families claim the tax credits they have earned - credits they are often unaware even exist - in 2012 seven free tax preparation sites are serving residents of Lawrence, Quincy, Lynn, Boston, Waltham, Chelsea, Revere, Randolph, and Weymouth. Working people with earnings under $49,078 should see if they qualify at www.irs.gov/eitc. To find out more about the free tax filing service please visit www.mass211.org.

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation invested $100,000 to promote outreach to individuals and families eligible to receive the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). This funding ensures free tax filings to low-income residents and raises public awareness about EITC. Last year, Bank of America employees volunteered nearly 600 hours of service to complement their financial support. In 2012, Bank of America employees are once again volunteering their services to the free tax preparation and filings.  

Locations include (please call ahead to schedule an appointment):

CENTERBOARD
United Way Financial Stability Center powered by Centerboard
270 Union Street. Lynn, MA
For more information and appointments, call 781-598-9417

LAWRENCE COMMUNITY WORKS
Lawrence Community Works, Inc.
168 Newbury Street, Lawrence, MA
For more information and appointments, call-978-722-2623

CHARLES RIVER INTERNET CENTER
Charles River Public Internet Center
154 Moody Street, Waltham, MA
For information and appointments, call 781-891-9559 ext. 206

CHELSEA NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPERS
Chelsea Neighborhood Developers
4 Gerrish Avenue, Chelsea, MA
For information and appointments, call 617-889-1375 ext. 24

GREATER LAWRENCE COMMUNITY ACTION facilitated BY COMMUNITY TEAMWORK, INC.
GLCAC
350 Essex St., Lawrence, MA
For information and appointments, call 978-654-5676

URBAN EDGE
Urban Edge
1542 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA
For information and appointments, call 617-989-9308

QUINCY COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAMS, INC.
Quincy Community Action Programs, Inc.
Learning Links Technology Center
1511 Hancock St., Quincy, MA
For Information and appointments, call 617-479-8181 ext. 300