Earn It! Keep It! Save It! program helps with tax preps

March 15, 2011 5:20:43 PM PDT
Monday night, the 7 On Your Side tax hotline helped hundreds of taxpayers by having a panel of experts answer tax questions online and by phone. We will have another session in a couple of weeks.

Here's another resource you need to know about -- EarnItKeepItSaveIt.org. That is a program that gives low-income workers help with tax preparation. Taxpayers making less than $49,000 in 2010 can have their taxes prepared for free.

Last year, in the Bay Area $52,000 took part in the program and was refunded $57 million. Another $18 million in earned income tax credits were claimed through the program.