Tax Time

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It's that time of year again. Many of you may have already gotten W-2s in the mail.

Free tax preparation will be available at Chipola College starting Saturday.

Volunteers from the college and Southtrust Bank will offer a tax preparation service that includes free electronic filing every Friday and alternating Saturdays.

Last year 10,000 Jackson County residents claimed $7.6 million in earned income tax credit from the IRS.

Chuck Morgan, President of Southtrust Bank, says, "A lot of our customers can avail themselves to these services. Tax refunds and tax benefits are a big input to their budgets and we want to try and make it as simple as possible."

The earned income tax credit is a credit for certain low to moderate income workers. The credit may produce a refund even if you don't owe any tax.