Resources Help Texans Maximize Their Tax Refund

For many Texans, their tax refund represents the largest single payment they receive all year and serves as an important part of their income. Last tax season, 2.6 million Texans claimed the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), a tax credit for working people with low to moderate income, earning back approximately $2,600 per filer. The […]

Local Austin Mom Gets A Boost to Her Savings Account After Saving Tax Refund

Sharon Jones, a 37-year-old single mom in Austin, just got a big boost to her savings account thanks to the local organization Foundation Communities of Austin and OpportunityTexas’ Tax-Time Savings Project. Through its Tax-Time Savings Project (TSP), OpportunityTexas, CPPP’s joint initiative with RAISE Texas, partners with local organizations around the state, including Foundation Communities of […]

Growing Tax-Time Savings in Texas

Working for a Better Texas

By Scott Zienty Tax season is here, and for many Texas families, their tax refund presents an important savings moment. Unfortunately, it’s not easy for most filers to save their refund because they have “pre-spent” it. Low-income families also have to overcome institutional hurdles to save.  For example, an outdated Texas policy attaches liquid asset limits […]