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Low wage tax credit available for Kentucky residents

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(Source: http://revenue.ky.gov/individual/IITTaxCredits.htm) (Source: http://revenue.ky.gov/individual/IITTaxCredits.htm)

FRANKFORT, KY (WAVE) - It's tax season and Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear is urging low wage earning Kentuckians to take advantage of a federal tax credit.

Nearly half a million Kentucky taxpayers are eligible to receive the earned income tax credit.

The IRS estimates 15 to 20 percent of eligible workers do not claim the benefit, mostly due to lack of awareness.

Beshear said there are nearly 200 free tax preparation sites across the state where trained volunteers will help Kentuckians file their taxes and apply for the credit.

For more information on the credit, click here.

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