Low- and moderate-income families can get their taxes prepared for free at two locations in Calhoun County, university officials and volunteers announced Monday.

Jacksonville State University is working with Impact Alabama, a group funded by the federal Americorps program, to offer tax preparer services to families who make up to $54,000 per year and individual filers who make up to $20,000 per year.

The goal is to make sure people who qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit are able to get it.

“Most of our clients are expecting refunds, so they tend to come in early,” said Sarah Louise Smith, a spokeswoman for Impact Alabama. Smith described the EITC as the federal government’s most successful anti-poverty program for low-income people.

Tax preparers will be working at the United Way of East Alabama in Anniston and the Jacksonville Community Center in Jacksonville.

Call 1-888-99-TAX-AL to set up an appointment.

Capitol & statewide reporter Tim Lockette: 256-294-4193. On Twitter @TLockette_Star.