The City of Fort Wayne'€™s Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) program to assist lower income working families apply for tax refunds runs through Saturday.

In 2006, $1.1 million was brought back to working families in the community. In 2005, $1.6 million in tax refunds were received by working families. In 2004, the total was just over $1 million. In 2003, $250,000 was returned to the local economy.

The Wayne Township Trustee Office is the site for this year'€™s local EITC effort. Free tax preparation services for qualified individuals are available through April 14. Hours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays.