Through the efforts of our partners, we put more than $2.5 million in the pockets of local residents through federal tax credits and the use of free tax filing services.
United Way supports free tax preparation programs for people eligible for tax refunds through the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).
We’ve partnered with AARP, RSVP, and other stakeholders to expand the capacity of the Tax Aide program in Benton County, helping people identify and qualify for tax credits.
During the 2014 tax year, the program assisted 2,836 taxpayers in Benton & Lincoln Counties. Collectively, they received $619,340 in EITC credits, and tax refunds totaling $2,613,065!
These dollars come back to our community, helping financially strengthen families and our local economy.
Online help, free filing and other resources are available at the United Way-sponsored website www.myfreetaxes.com,
Free, confidential tax prep help is available from IRS trained volunteers at Tax Aide