According to studies from the Internal Revenue Service, people in the Mid-South miss out on millions in unclaimed Earned Income Tax Credit refunds every year. The studies indicate over 24,000 eligible families fail to claim this important refund even though they qualify based on family income.
United Way of the Mid-South, in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service, formed a coalition of local businesses, nonprofit agencies, members of the faith-based community and the public sector created the Earned Income Tax Credit Alliance of the Mid-South (E.I.T.C.A.). This partnership helps many low-income families prepare their taxes for free and claim their Earned Income Tax Credits.
Every year, an army of volunteers prepares tax returns at sites across the Mid-South. These volunteers file thousands of returns for people with low incomes at no charge. In addition, at some sites people can learn about opportunities to open bank accounts with money realized through their tax refunds. These efforts will help people have a better financial future and help educate our community about the dangers of illegal predatory lenders.
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