Celebrating 50 Years of VITA

Celebrating 50 Years of VITA

*Cross-posted from Off the Charts As we recognize the fourth annual Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Awareness Day today, we also celebrate 50 years of...

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Will getting the EITC or CTC lower other government benefits?

Will getting the EITC or CTC lower other government benefits?

Generally, no. Income Many public benefits determine eligibility by household income. In 2013, Congress enacted legislation that permanently excludes any federal tax refund from...

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Rethinking Disability Outreach

Rethinking Disability Outreach

You can’t tell whether someone has a disability just by looking at them. Disability includes a broad range of experiences. Blindness, deafness, and mobility...

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Do I have to pay a penalty if I don’t have health insurance?

Do I have to pay a penalty if I don’t have health insurance?

Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), everyone in the U.S. is required to have health insurance. If you don’t, you may have to pay...

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Can Immigrant Workers Get the Child Tax Credit (CTC)?

Can Immigrant Workers Get the Child Tax Credit (CTC)?

Some immigrant families may be eligible to get the CTC, including the Additional Child Tax Credit (the refundable part of the credit).

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How to File Taxes if You’re Experiencing Homelessness

How to File Taxes if You’re Experiencing Homelessness

Filing taxes can be a complicated process, especially if you are experiencing housing instability or homelessness. If you have lost your tax documents, don’t...

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Filing Taxes if You Are Currently Incarcerated or Re-entering Society

Filing Taxes if You Are Currently Incarcerated or Re-entering Society

Re-entering society can be a challenging time. Filing taxes may add to that complexity. Here’s what you need to know about filing taxes if...

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Do I Have to File Taxes?

Do I Have to File Taxes?

Not everyone is required to file their taxes. Whether you need to file your taxes depends on four factors: your income, filing status, age,...

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Will the government shutdown delay when I get my tax refund?

Will the government shutdown delay when I get my tax refund?

The exact impact of the government shutdown on tax refund delivery is still unfolding. While the IRS expects to deliver most refunds within 21...

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