Portsmouth Daily Times: Brown urges residents to claim tax credits

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Portsmouth Daily Times: Brown urges residents to claim tax credits

In Scioto County alone more than 1,800 families families are eligible for the American Opportunity Tax Credit, but do not claim it—leaving thousands of dollars on the table. So with less than one month until Tax Day, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) held a news conference call to alert Ohioans to free tax preparation services and critical – but often unclaimed – tax credits that could help them save thousands of dollars.

“More than 32,000 Ohioans did not file tax returns for 2009, leaving more than $26 million in unclaimed tax refunds on the table – with a median refund check of $561,” Brown said. “Ohioans have until April 15 to file back taxes to claim these refunds by filing back taxes.”

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