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AFI Tools EITC and Tax Assistance

Increase Access to EITC and Connect Tax Refunds to Asset Building

Published: April 26, 2012
Audience:
Assets for Independence (AFI)

EITC and Tax Assistance

Increase Access to EITC and Connect Tax Refunds to Asset Building

EITC and Child Tax Credit

In 2008 more than 24 million workers claimed some $50 billion in Earned Income Credits (EIC). In 2009 the EIC could be worth as much as $5,657 for some working families. Providing IDA participants with information on free tax preparation and tax credits, such as the EIC, can significantly improve their financial well-being.

Marketing the EIC and other credits, and providing tax preparation assistance to low-income families, are important components of effective AFI programs. One way to address both needs is through outreach and community partnership. Below is a list of links and materials to help your organization serve low-income IDA participants; increase outreach and marketing capacity; maximize the ability to recruit, train, and retain tax volunteers; and understand links to asset-building strategies.
 

EITC and Tax Assistance

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