Developing Partnerships to Expand Outreach

Developing Partnerships to Expand Outreach

Have you tried engaging businesses or organizations in your work without success? Strong partnerships are at the core of any thriving tax credit outreach initiative. In addition to nurturing existing collaborations, it is important to establish new connections. Read more
High Schools: An Overlooked Partnership

High Schools: An Overlooked Partnership

Many free tax preparation programs find colleges and universities to be essential partners. The United Way of Passaic County in New Jersey has learned that high schools are also a valuable partnership in their tax credit outreach efforts. Through its Financial Aid U program, United Way has built relationships with school staff and principals to help connect low-income and first generation college students to financial resources for post-secondary education. Read more
EITC Helps Struggling Low-Income Renters

EITC Helps Struggling Low-Income Renters

Federal Rental Assistance from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) helps about 2 million working-age, low-income non-disabled families pay for housing. Households typically pay no more than 30 percent of their income for rent, helping them to avoid homelessness or other kinds of housing instability. Read more
Celebrating Free Tax Preparation Services on Tax Day

Celebrating Free Tax Preparation Services on Tax Day

Tax Day is the perfect time to celebrate the work of the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and the AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide programs. Both programs provide free tax preparation services to low-income households through dedicated IRS-certified tax volunteers. On average, each volunteer prepares 40 tax returns, resulting in about $45,000 in tax refunds to their local community. Read more