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Tax credit workshop to be held Nov. 7
MISSISSIPPI STATE – Financial professionals and community leaders interested in maximizing tax credits are invited to attend a special statewide workshop Nov. 7.
The Mississippi State University Extension Service is hosting “The Great American Treasure Hunt: Finding and Using Tax Credits to Maximize Your Return.” The workshop is from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Locations include Room 409 in the Bost Extension Center on MSU’s Starkville campus and Extension offices in the following counties: Alcorn, Amite, Forrest, Grenada, Hinds, Lafayette, Newton, Tunica and Washington.
The event will teach participants how to inform consumers about how to get, use and protect the benefits from available tax credits. Prior knowledge of tax preparation is not required.
“This workshop is designed to teach professionals about tax credit outreach,” said Rita Green, family resource management area extension agent in Grenada County. “Tax credits can be granted based on a number of factors, such as earned income, child and dependent care expenses, and college tuition. Larger tax refunds can give Mississippians a needed income boost in these challenging economic times.”
The statewide interactive video conference training is free. Pre-registration is required by Oct. 31. Register online at http://bit.ly/mstreasure or contact Green at (662) 226-2061.
The workshop is co-sponsored by the Memphis Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and the Internal Revenue Service.