Earn It! Keep It! Save It! Tax Program Kickoff – January 16, 2013

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Did you know?… Millions of workers will qualify for #EITC for the 1st time this year.

Samaritan House is thrilled to partner with United Way of the Bay Area’s Earn It! Keep It! Save It! (EKS) to begin our second year offering free tax preparation services. Last year EKS helped 64,000 households in the Bay Area secure more than $68 million in refunds.

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According to EKS, “On the heels of the national 2% social security tax hike, EKS will ensure that thousands of low-income residents – who are the hardest hit by any increase – will receive the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). The EITC can total more than $5,000 per household, and for those struggling to make ends meet, having free tax preparation as well as assistance obtaining the EITC can bridge the gap between poverty and being able to pay the bills. Last year, the program helped secure $68 million in refunds for 64,000 households – $22 million of which was the EITC.”

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Thank you to all of the representatives from United Way, Tax Aid, and Brian Perkins, Senior Advisor to Congresswoman Jackie Speier, for attending the kick-off event for this program here at our office this morning.

Learn more about the Bay Area’s largest free tax prep program by visiting:http://www.earnitkeepitsaveit.org/