The Center for Working Families Inc. Helps Return $1.5 Million to the Community

Posted August 8, 2013
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
Blog centerforworkingfamilieshelpsreturnmillions 2013

Staff and vol­un­teers from The Cen­ter for Work­ing Fam­i­lies Inc. pre­pared 1,054 tax returns this spring. This effort brought more than $1.5 mil­lion in tax refunds and cred­its into the com­mu­ni­ty, includ­ing more than $800,000 in earned income tax cred­its (EITC) to 410 fil­ers. A fam­i­ly with an annu­al income of $20,000 can receive as much as $5,000 through the fed­er­al EITC, mak­ing it the most effec­tive exist­ing gov­ern­ment tool for lift­ing chil­dren out of pover­ty, accord­ing to the Cen­ter on Bud­get and Pol­i­cy Pri­or­i­ties. The cen­ter pre­pared the high­est vol­ume of returns amongst the 40 sites in the metro-wide Atlanta Pros­per­i­ty Cam­paign this year.

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