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It is estimated that 25 percent of West Virginians who qualify for earned income tax credit are not claiming it on their tax forms. 

Persons ages 25 to 65 may qualify for the credit if their adjusted gross income is below $51,000 a year. It could mean more than $5800 dollars in extra income for a family with three qualifying children.

"The last several years we found that many families they don't even know about EITC. So if they would at least ask about EITC and possibly go to one of our VITA sites they would have a better chance of receiving it," says Melissa Aguilar, President of West Virginia for Sustainable Families. 

Free tax assistance is available at 80 locations across West Virginia. Click on www.wveitc.com for a full list.

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