The Enterprise led Cuyahoga County Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Coalition wrapped up another record breaking tax season by serving over 10,000 clients who received more than $12.7 million in refunds. This was achieved through the efforts of over 285 volunteers working at approximately 30 VITA sites throughout Cuyahoga County.
The earned income tax credit is a federal anti-poverty tax credit that is designed to supplement the earnings of low income workers. With historically bi-partisan support, Congress originally approved the tax credit legislation in 1975 in part to offset the burden of social security taxes and to provide an incentive to work. This year, more than 3,000 clients were able to claim over $4.7 million in EITC refunds.
On May 16th, the Coalition hosted a Volunteer Recognition Event where more than 100 volunteers came together to celebrate the completion of another successful tax season. The Coalition appreciates the thousands of hours donated by volunteers who willingly share their time and talents.
In addition to thanking its many volunteers, the Coalition is grateful for the financial support it receives from Cuyahoga County Employment and Family Services, United Way Services, Internal Revenue Services, KeyBank, Charter One, PNC Bank, Ohio Savings Bank, and FirstMerit Bank.