United Way Offers Tax Filing Assistance for Low-Income Residents

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The United Way of Florida released its latest report on poverty in the Sunshine State last week in Tallahassee. During that press conference, the organization’s president called for more than a million dollars to help low-income families file taxes to help them recoup millions of dollars worth of tax credits that they might otherwise not have claimed.


According to the nonprofit, more than two thirds of Floridians earn less than $20 an hour, but in order to pay for basic needs in this state they should be making close to $27 per hour. Joining us to discuss efforts to get people help with their taxes is Mary Meador, she is a Tax Assistance Program Trainer and site coordinator with the United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee.