Happy VITA Awareness Day

Happy VITA Awareness Day

Each year, thousands of volunteers offer their time and expertise at Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites across the country to help low-income people file their taxes. Today is VITA Awareness Day, designed to call attention to this valuable free tax assistance and thank the volunteers for their hard work. Read more
How to Throw an Awesome Tax Filing Event

How to Throw an Awesome Tax Filing Event

The team at Prepare + Prosper (P+P), an organization that provides free tax and financial services in Minnesota, injects uniquely energetic tactics into their work. They are an enthusiastic bunch, committed to helping people build a better financial life. When talking to them about their statewide Claim It! EITC outreach campaign, it’s clear they're passionate— possibly obsessively so — about taxes, savings, and talking money. Read more
Celebrating International Women’s Day

Celebrating International Women’s Day

March 8 is International Women’s Day. This year, the official UN theme is Planet 50-50 By 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality. Step It Up asks governments to commit to closing the gender gap, from enacting legislation to investing in women. Read more
Ten Facts You Didn’t Know about the EITC

Ten Facts You Didn’t Know about the EITC

In 2013, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC) raised more than 9 million people in working families above the poverty line, including 5 million children. The EITC alone lifted more than 6 million people out of poverty, including about 3 million children. Read more