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LawHelpMN.org Offers Free Tax Resources: Legal Portal Aims to Clear up Confusion, Provide Answers

An overview of the civil legal tax resources available via the LawHelpMN.org website, as featured in the March 28th edition of the Minnesota Legal Services Coalition's JUST News e-newsletter.

PRLog - March 28, 2012 - One out of five low-income Americans, on average, miss out on potential tax rebates each year. LawHelpMN.org (http://www.lawhelpmn.org) offers critical assistance to ensure that Minnesota residents can determine their eligibility and claim the tax credits they have earned. Thanks to a partnership with the Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis' Tax Law and Community Legal Education Projects, LawHelpMN.org offers a variety of free tools and information for those struggling with tax preparation. LawHelpMN.org is part of the national LawHelp.org network of nonprofit legal information portals.  

More than 26 million eligible taxpayers received a total of nearly $59 billion last year from the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), according to the IRS. On average, the credit boosted refunds for eligible workers by $2,100.

Resources accessible from LawHelpMN.org include easy-to-understand facts sheets about the EITC and other rebates and credits, the Minnesota Renters Refund, claiming a child and tax rules for adoption, foster care and relatives raising kids, as well as tools and calculators and other helpful resources.  

Users will also find links to sites offering free tax filing; tax resources for service providers; information about refund anticipation loans and avoiding tax scams; and tax liens and revenue recapture.  

LawHelpMN.org is Minnesota's online source of free legal aid referrals, know-your-rights information and a variety of self-help tools. The site is maintained by the State Support office of the Minnesota Legal Services Coalition, in conjunction with Pro Bono Net, a nonprofit leader in increasing access to justice for the disadvantaged. LawHelpMN.org was launched in 2003 and now serves roughly 200,000 visitors a year. LawHelp.org was developed with support from the Legal Services Corporation.

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Founded in 1981, the Minnesota Legal Services Coalition (MLSC) is an association of seven Minnesota regional legal services programs. MLSC supports providers of civil legal services to low-income persons throughout the state.

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