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Just Harvest ‘Taxathon’ helps residents file taxes

“In the 300 block of East Carson St. on the South Side, you can tell it’s tax season—that’s because people with slightly lost expressions and vague Google Maps directions are looking for Just Harvest. For 16 years now, the anti-hunger and poverty agency has provided free tax preparation services for the area’s low-income residents, and […]

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Publish Date: 02-17-2018

News Outlet: New Pittsburgh Courier

Author: Christian Morrow and J.L. Martello

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The Pitt News

Global Wordsmiths help with translation troubles

“Justina Moktan was born in Singapore and raised by her Nepalese parents to speak both Nepali and English. Now, as an intern at Global Wordsmiths, she helps bridge the gap between the two languages. Moktan — a sophomore finance and marketing major — is able to do this through her work at Global Wordsmiths, an […]

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Publish Date: 02-05-2018

News Outlet: The Pitt News

Author: Sandra Balatkova

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The New York Times

Under Health Care Act, Many Tax Filers Are Discovering Costly Complications

When he signed up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act last fall, J. C. Ciesielski estimated his income at $19,400, qualifying him for a federal subsidy that cut his premiums in half. But Mr. Ciesielski, an actor, earned an extra $2,340 from a voice-over job in December, and that welcome bit of income […]

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Publish Date: 03-22-2015

News Outlet: The New York Times

Author: Abby Goodnough

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

County tax program pushes for expansion

Katie Hopkins puts in long days that include a one-hour commute each way to and from her job in Wheeling, W.Va., where she is an associate at law firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe. Some people who travel that much during the week might savor commitment-free weekends. But, from late January through mid April, the 28-year-old […]

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Publish Date: 12-24-2014

News Outlet: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Author: Joyce Gannon

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Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Letter to the Editor: Tax preparers’ role

The Associated Press news story “IRS pays billions not owed” ignored several essential facts. The figure of $13 billion in errant Earned Income Tax Credits comes from the Treasury Department’s own extensive analysis of the EITC program. Unfortunately, 66 percent of EITC tax returns are filed by commercial tax preparers who benefit from the higher […]

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Publish Date: 05-25-2014

News Outlet: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Author: Ken Regal

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KDKA 2

United Way Offering Free Tax Preparation For Low-Income Households

Once again, the United Way of Allegheny County has partnered with the Money In Your Pocket Coalition to help prepare tax returns for thousands of low-income households. The program kicks off today, with 14 sites opening throughout Allegheny County, including locations in Downtown Pittsburgh, Monroeville, Moon Township, and Bellevue.

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Publish Date: 01-20-2014

News Outlet: KDKA TV

Author: Kristine Sorensen

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POP City

Free tax prep for those who most need it

“I know for a fact that there are people who qualify and don’t use the sites” that offer free tax preparation, says Angela Reynolds, director of programs for financially struggling adults and families? at United Way of Allegheny County. That’s why this year the Money in Your Pocket coalition of 11 different agencies is hoping […]

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Publish Date: 01-15-2014

News Outlet: Pop City

Author: Marty Levine

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