United Way helping working families with free tax preps

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HARTFORD -- The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and the United Way are helping low-income families prepare their taxes at no charge. Last year, the 300 volunteers helped nearly 11,000 filers receive $28.4 million in refunds and credits.

Individuals can find out if they qualify and set up appointments by calling 2-1-1, or clicking on 211ct.org.

Laura O'Keefe, Family Financial Stability Coordinator,  for the The Village for Families & Children and Rick Merrick with Community Accounting Services joined FOX 61 Good Day Connecticut to talk about the program.