“When I received the EITC, it helped A LOT. We were in a terrible situation. I was biking to school, my internship, my job, the grocery store, and finally back home in the dark. Being a full time student, having two part time jobs, and being a new father- is not a good thing when you’re on a bike. Having the EITC expanded my income enough to buy a car.”- James
The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) helps millions of workers like James keep more of what they earn to pay for things like reliable transportation to get to work, housing, and food, and United Way helps people claim the EITC at tax time. Across the U.S., hundreds of United Ways connect millions of people to billions of dollars in tax refunds through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program and MyFreeTaxes.com. That means money coming right back into local communities and being spent at local businesses.