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As tax season starts, advocates urge eligible families to seek free help

Many respond to the start of tax season with grumbles. Baltimore City resident John Chambers? He looks forward to it. The social worker, who said he earned about $35,000 last year, filed his taxes Friday — the first day the IRS started to accept returns. He expects to receive a refund of about $2,400, an infusion he plans to use to pay bills and buy a few gifts. Tax season is "about my rewards," said Chambers, 65, who used free tax prep services offered by Baltimore CASH campaign for the second year in a row. That's an association leaders of the Baltimore CASH campaign want more families to have. The nonprofit, named for "creating assets, savings and...