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MARTIN COUNTY --
Millions go unclaimed each year by low- and moderate-income working families and individuals.
These local residents are either not aware of how they can take advantage of the earned income tax credit or sometimes don't file a return at all.
To help these residents keep more of their hard-earned money, United Way of Martin County recruits and trains volunteer tax preparers through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.
Volunteers need not be CPAs, but should have experience filing taxes. Each volunteer goes through an IRS-approved training course and must pass a test before they can assist residents with their taxes.
Volunteer training takes place Jan. 7-10 at the United Way office located at 10 S.E. Central Parkway in Stuart.
For more information, call (772) 283-4800, Ext. 229.