Tax Day: A Celebration of Service

Brakeyshia Samms

Today marks Tax Day – the deadline by which most Americans file their personal income tax returns. This year we managed to get three extra days to file our taxes thanks to the observance of Emancipation Day in Washington, D.C. on April 15. The hard work of my fellow volunteers in Volunteer Income Tax Assistance […]

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 […]

Tax Time: An Important Season To Build Texans’ Financial Futures

Tax season is here. For many Texas families, the substantial tax refund they will get back is vital to their overall budget.  Last tax season, 2.6 million Texans claimed the EITC, earning back $6.9 billion or approximately $2,600 per filer.  Because tax refunds represent the largest lump-sum payment for the entire year, tax-time creates an […]