Residents in Dallas County can receive help at tax time from Central Arkansas Development Council, which is offering free tax preparation assistance.

Residents in Dallas County can receive help at tax time from Central Arkansas Development Council, which is offering free tax preparation assistance.

This year many workers may qualify for the Earned Income Credit for the first time because their income declined or they became unemployed. The Internal Revenue Service estimates that one-fourth of eligible people donít know about EIC, donít know that they qualify, or donít know where to find free tax filing assistance.

In Dallas County, residents may call 870-352-8894 to make an appointment for the tax site at the Fordyce Civic Center. The site is by appointment only and will be open Jan. 30 through April 17.