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Archive for February 2nd, 2009

MOUNTAINSIDE — The Internal Revenue Service and New Jersey community groups are promoting Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) awareness.  This tax credit could be a critical financial lifeline to many Americans this year.

Last year in New Jersey, over 498,000 filers received over $956 million from EITC.  The average EITC amount in New Jersey was $1,920.  Nationwide last year, nearly 24 million taxpayers received approximately $48 billion from EITC. The average EITC amount was $2,000.

“Difficult economic times may mean more people are eligible for EITC because of reductions in their income last year. The amount of the EITC, the government’s largest tax benefit program for working families and individuals, is determined by earned income and family size,” said New Jersey’s IRS Spokesperson Gregg Semanick.

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ELIZABETH—With tax season approaching, Union County residents can expect a stream of official-looking envelopes in their mailboxes. Most contain authentic documents, but some “look-alike” mailings have been identified as a source of junk mail, scams, and serious fraud.

“The public is becoming more alert to internet fraud, but we should all be mindful that hucksters and thieves still use the mailbox,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “If you think you’ve received look-alike mail, call our Office of Consumer Affairs and check it out.”

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LINDEN—There are still lanes available to join team “Racing for a Cure” on Saturday, Feb. 21, for a “Night of Bowling and Raffles” at Linden Lanes, 741 N. Stiles Street in Linden. 

Racing for a Cure is a team dedicated to raising money to support the American Cancer Society through the second annual Relay for Life in Clark.  Relay for Life is an 18-hour event in which the participants stay up all night to help fight cancer, because cancer never sleeps.  This event includes people with cancer, survivors, and those who just want to help see this disease come to an end.

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