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Earned income tax credit Boon for struggling families
WASHINGTON (1/23/09)--Two guests on this week’s H&FF Radio show--from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and FinancialEdge Community CU, Bay Ridge, Mich.--discuss the benefits and new eligibility requirements of a popular refundable federal income tax credit for low- to moderate-income working families. Home & Family Finance airs Sundays at 3 p.m. EST on the Radio America Network. The show also is carried on American Forces Radio Network. The one-hour program devoted to consumer finance issues is brought to you by America's credit unions and their 90 million members, and is presented by CO-OP Network. The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) and Radio America are podcasting Home & Family Finance through iTunes, Podcast Alley, Odeo, and other popular podcast library sites, as well as on Radio America and CUNA’s websites. Sunday’s show, which you also can hear later via the Internet, features Paul Berry, Washington, D.C., journalist and broadcaster, discussing these topics with special guests:
* “Countdown to Conversion: An Update on the Switch to Digital TV,” with Dan Rumelt, outreach adviser, Federal Communications Commission, Washington, D.C.; * “Crisis at the Shelter: Pets and Foreclosure,” with Betsy McFarland, director of communications, Companion Animals Section, Humane Society of the United States, Washington, D.C.; * “Earned Income Tax Credit,” with Eric Smith, spokesman, IRS, Washington, D.C.; * “Community Outreach for Earned Income Tax Credits,” with Pam Swope, marketing manager, FinancialEdge Community CU; and * “My Credit Union Helped Me With My Taxes,” with Lee Ann, member, FinancialEdge Community CU.
Home & Family Finance is a resource center for personal finance information at CUNA. The radio show is sponsored by CO-OP Network, the national credit union ATM network; Cabot Creamery Cooperative, maker of award-winning cheddar; Western Corporate FCU, also known as WesCorp, and its member credit unions; and the Defense Credit Union Council and member credit unions, serving those who serve our country worldwide. For more information, listen to “Conversion to Digital TV: Coupon Program Roll-Out” in Home & Family Finance Resource Center.
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