Washington (Jan. 31, 2003) -- Changes in the Earned Income Tax Credit law will greatly expand the number of low-income working taxpayers who qualify for tax relief, according to the Internal Revenue Service. The changes especially affect military personnel.

"More hard-working Americans can receive tax relief or even a tax refund because of changes in this credit. We want all those who are eligible, but only those who are eligible, to apply," said Acting IRS Commissioner Bob Wenzel. "The IRS and its network of volunteers are ready to help taxpayers complete accurate returns on this complex issue."

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