Regional staff participate in National EITC Awareness Day

Regional Administrator Mary Ann Higgins participated in National EITC Awareness Day activities at local community action agencies in Woonsocket, RI and Springfield, MA.  Both sites have active coalitions that promote free-tax preparation at VITA sites for low income working people.  Ms. Higgins encouraged VITA sites to also encourage people to sign up for health insurance during the open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act. Regional staff attended events in New Haven and Norwalk, CT where speakers encouraged attendees to take advantage of the no cost expert tax consultation available at the state's VITA sites.

For more information on the IRS free tax preparation resources visit: http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Free-Tax-Return-Preparation-for-You-by...