Many of the people we serve in HUD housing programs are low-income and could potentially benefit from knowing more about the Earned Income Tax Credit and ways to avoid becoming a victim of fraud. The attached resources help to build self-sufficiency and promote family stability. Please consider posting or distributing this information to your clients and program participants.
Earned Income Tax Credit (files attached suitable for distribution in English and Spanish) – Many low-income families may be eligible for the IRS EITC which could provide a payment of up to $6,269 for tax year 2016. The fliers provide useful information and contacts to help your residents to file for free and to avoid paying others for “tax refund anticipation loans.”
o The IRS is providing the ability for low-income residents to file for free using any computer at the following link:
o In addition, the IRS can connect your residents and program participants with local support assistance. To locate a local United Way partner, please feel free to contact:
Shelley D. Langhirt
Senior Stakeholder Relationship Tax Consultant
IRS – SPEC
200 North High Street Room 425
Columbus, OH 43215
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