Many American workers may qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), a federal tax credit that can provide a crucial income boost benefiting individual workers with low to moderate incomes, their families and their communities. Goodwill encourages people who earned less than $50,270 in 2012 to see if they qualify for the EITC. In doing so, they could receive as much as a $5,891 tax refund from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
As part of Goodwill’s partnership with the IRS, approximately 80 Goodwill agencies nationwide are promoting the EITC in their communities and operating Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites to provide free tax preparation services to workers who qualify. Locally, Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina will operate seven VITA sites in Hickory, Statesville, Wilkesboro and Winston-Salem. During last year’s tax filing season, approximately 89 local Goodwill agencies prepared 36,182 federal tax returns, helping more than 36,182 workers collectively receive $49,485,360 in refunds.
- Prosperity Center North – 1253 Liberty Street, Winston-Salem (opens February 5)
VITA Hours: Tue-Thu 10am-2pm
- Prosperity Center South – 585 Waughtown Street, Suite 101B, Winston-Salem (opens February 1)
VITA Hours: Mon 9am-5pm; Wed 4pm-8pm; Fri 11am-3pm; Sat 9am-1pm