From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh
At almost 17%, Kentucky has one of the highest poverty rates in the nation. A 25-member legislative task force charged with developing strategies for combating the problem held its initial meeting this week in Frankfort.
Congressman John Yarmuth of Louisville says about twenty-percent of taxpayers who qualify for earned-income tax credits don’t get them because they don’t apply for them. He says there are a lot of misconceptions about the tax credits. “A lot of people may fill out their tax returns, thinking that they may get them just […]
From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Governor Steve Beshear wants more Kentuckians to apply for the federal Earned Income Tax Credit. Beshear says 20-percent of eligible Kentuckians are NOT applying for the credit, which benefits low and middle-income individuals and families. He says 200 free tax preparation sites have been established in 90 Kentucky counties. […]