United Way offers free tax help

Published 9:55 am Monday, February 23, 2009

Huntington, W.Va. — The Southwest Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)/Asset Building Coalition is preparing tax returns for hardworking individuals and families at free tax preparation sites throughout Cabell, Wayne and Lincoln counties, W.Va., and Lawrence County, Ohio.

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is for hard working families with annual incomes less than $41,646. The EITC is a special federal tax credit that may provide up to $4,824 for qualified filers. Tax returns can be filed electronically and deposited into a bank account within 7 to 10 days at no charge.

EITC volunteers have helped hundreds of filers improve their quality of life by becoming more financially stable.

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Filers should take the following with them to free tax prep sites: a social security card of the filer, spouse and children; a picture ID; federal IRS tax forms for 2008; wage and earnings statement (W-2 forms) from each 2008 employer; other tax forms or receipts of income interest, and dividends; child and dependant care information; and a copy of last year’s tax returns if available.

Please see attached for free tax preparation locations, dates and times.

For current and up-to-date information, please contact the Southwest EITC message board at 304-781-1033, dial 2-1-1 or go to www.wveitc.com.


1. Goodwill Industries

1005 Virginia Ave, Huntington

Open every other Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. starting January 31st through April 11th

(Feb 28th, March 14th, March 28th, April 11th)

2. Cabell County Main Library

455 9th St. Plaza, Huntington

Open every other Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. starting February 7th through April 4th (Feb 21, March 7, March 21, and April 4)

3. Marshall University

Main Campus, Student Center, Room W28

Open every Thursday from 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. through April 9.


4. Catholic Community Services – Wayne

300 Hall Street, Wayne

Open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday BY APPOINTMENT ONLY through April 15th. For

appointments call (304) 272-6005.


5. Catholic Community Services – Hamlin

352 Mansion Street, Hamlin

Open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. through April 14th. Also available by appointment by calling (304) 824-3438.

6. Harts Veteran & Community Center

254 State Rt. 10, Harts

Open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. through April 14.



7. Ohio University Proctorville Center

111 Private Drive 516, Proctorville

Open Mondays and Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to noone through April 14.