Tartaglione to Host Financial Freedom Event for Working Families

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Free tax return help, unclaimed property search, rent/property tax rebate applications and Earned Income Tax Credit help will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

State Sen. Christine Tartaglione invites the community to visit her Bridge Street district office on April 10 to take advantage of a free Financial Freedom for Working Families event. The senator will partner with PA State Treasurer Joe Torsella and the Campaign for Working Families Inc. to “Show YOU the Money!”

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There will be free income tax return preparation available, along with unclaimed property search, rent and property tax rebate application preparation and Earned Income Tax Credit assistance. Visitors can also open a PA 529 College Savings Plan with a waiver of the usual $50 enrollment fee. The event will occur at 1061 Bridge St. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“In today’s economic environment with rising costs and stagnant wages, working people should try to take advantage of every opportunity to get ahead,” Senator Tartaglione said. “Through this program, Treasurer Torsella and I want to connect Pennsylvanians, especially those in the 2nd Senatorial District, with the free financial resources available to them.”

This event is the final installment of a six-stop, month-long statewide tour. No appointment is necessary. Visitors will be served in the order in which they arrive. Spanish language service will be available.

Campaign for Working Families Inc. will provide tax return preparation services for filers reporting less than $54,000 income. The federal deadline to file is April 17 this year. Filers must bring the following documents: social security cards for the filer and all dependents, valid state-issued photo ID or driver’s license, all 2017 income documents (W-2 and 1099 forms), a voided check if you wish to receive your return as a direct deposit, any child care co-pay statements with provider’s Social Security information or EIN, any education credit form 1098-T, last year’s tax return, health insurance form 1095-A (if applicable) and identity theft protection PIN (if applicable).

Those applying for EITC must bring photo ID, proof of income and their social security number. Those seeking an unclaimed property search must bring photo ID and proof of residency such as a utility bill. Those opening a PA 529 account must bring a bank account number and routing number or voided check, along with the birthdate and social security number of the child/student beneficiary.

Visit PASenate.com/FinancialFreedom or call 215-533-0440 for more information.