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By Peter Granitz

Tax season is here, and every Saturday until April 15th, low-income D.C. residents can have their taxes prepared for free around the city.

D.C. residents making less than $22,000 a year can have their taxes filed by volunteers with the non-profit D.C. Earned Income Tax Credit Campaign.

Debra Fuller paid $150.00 last year to have her taxes prepared professionally. She says this year she needed to save that money, so she had her taxes filed for free at the Ophelia Egypt Center in northeast D.C. She learned right away she's receiving $450.00.

"This year it will be to pay off debts and help my daughter out with a few things, bills that she's behind on," she says. "And just take care of the grandkids."

Last year 6,000 people took advantage of the free service.

The campaign has five locations throughout the district, including the downtown library and two in ward eight.

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