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Thank You to Free Tax Volunteers

April 12, 2019

Despite tax law changes and new tax forms — which require intensive new training — volunteers at free tax preparation sites continued helping millions of Americans file their taxes this year.

The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program and the...

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New Tool Helps Self-Employed Calculate Estimated Tax Payments

April 8, 2019

Some 15.6 million U.S. workers were self-employed in 2018, many of whom are part of the growing gig economy and are taking side jobs. Self-employment can have complicated tax implications, but CBPP’s Get It Back Campaign has a...

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Celebrating VITA, a Vital Taxpayer Service

March 14, 2018

Each year, IRS-certified volunteers and trained reviewers provide free tax preparation services to millions of low- and moderate-income Americans through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program — a widely available service that saves millions of people from paying to file their taxes. Today is VITA Awareness Day, designed to call attention to this valuable free tax assistance and...

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EITC Awareness Day: Help More Workers Take the Credit

January 26, 2018

About 1 out of every 5 eligible Americans doesn’t claim the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), a tax benefit worth an average of $2,470. What if, to get that money, they simply needed to file their taxes?

Today is...

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Celebrating Free Tax Preparation Services as Tax Day Approaches

April 10, 2017

As we approach Tax Day on April 18, it’s the perfect time to celebrate the work of the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and the AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide programs. Both programs provide free tax...

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For Many, Tax Day and Working-Family Tax Credits Create a Sense of Belonging and Dignity

April 18, 2016

It’s Tax Day, and for many low- and moderate-income American workers, tax time means claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), which helps offset federal taxes.  (Many of these families can also claim the low-income portion of the Child Tax Credit.)



Happy VITA Awareness Day!

March 15, 2016

Each year, thousands of volunteers offer their time and expertise at Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites across the country to help low-income people file their taxes.  Today is VITA Awareness Day, designed to call...