Building Hope: EITC Awareness Day

Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day is Friday, January 26th, 2018

Amy, a college student and single mom works hard to make ends meet for herself and her little boy. “He’s my everything- I’d do anything for him”.

When Amy had her taxes prepared at her local United Way Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site, she learned that she qualified for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Amy says she’ll use her EITC “to pay off debt, to buy new clothing, to put food on the table…little boys grow very fast! It’s important for him to see we can reach our goals, no matter what’s in front of us.”

The EITC helps millions of workers like Amy keep more of what they earn to pay for things like reliable transportation to get to work, housing, and food, and United Way helps people claim the EITC at tax time. Just last year, United Way of Central Alabama and our partners, through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program and, helped connect 251 local people to an average of $2,033 in EITC refunds – money coming right back into our community to help hardworking families.

Get free tax help today, and see if your family is eligible for the EITC!