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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.

Read recent articles and publications about Free Tax Preparation and EITC:

July 26, 2013
A family’s tax refund –poof—disappears: Plain Dealing
My tax refund has disappeared. I had my taxes done at Buckeye Get Money Tax Services…
http://www.cleveland.com/consumeraffairs/index.ssf/2013/07/a_familys_tax_refund_-_pouf_-.html

June 27, 2013
Improving tax preparation with a model fee disclosure box
Tax preparation by commercial paid preparers, despite being important to households, suffers from lack of transparency about fees charged…
http://www.policymattersohio.org/fee-disclosure-jun2013

April 06, 2013
Don’t tamper with charitable deduction: Bill Kitson
Lawmakers in Washington, D.C., are considering tampering with a 100-year-old American tradition that encourages charitable giving and benefits hundreds of thousands of Cleveland residents…
http://www.cleveland.com/opinion/index.ssf/2013/04/dont_tamper_with_charitable_de.html#incart_opinion

January 29, 2013
Free Tax Help Available Nationwide
Over 12,000 free tax preparation sites will be open nationwide this year as the Internal Revenue Service continues to expand its partnerships with nonprofit and community organizations…
http://blog.cleveland.com/tax-tips/2012/01/free_tax_help_available_nation.html

March 06, 2012
Tax preparation tips trip up consumers
Several Northeast Ohioans who turned to tax services for help say they wound up losing money…
http://www.policymattersohio.org/tax-preparation-tips-trip-up-consumers

 

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