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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- The government wants to give back some of the money you've earned. Free tax services are being offered citywide in Louisville to help those eligible claim the Earned Income Tax Credit.
It can average more than $5800 per family.
There are 25 tax assistance sites in Louisville. The IRS estimates one in five eligible tax filers don't claim the credit.
Government officials say the tax credit does more than give money back to families who need it, as Third District Kentucky Congressman John Yarmuth explains: "It's one of the most effective anti-poverty job creation programs we have, because it encourages work, creates a strong incentive to stay employed, and rewards people who do."