The EITC, or Earned Income Tax Credit, is a refundable tax credit for low to moderate income working people, particularly those with children. A tax credit means more money in your pocket. It reduces the amount of tax you owe and may also give you a refund.
The amount of the Earned Income Tax credit benefit depends on a person’s income and number of children.
To claim EITC on your tax return, you must meet certain qualifying rules. Your tax preparer can help you identify your eligibility.
No, through a partnership with AARP, we provide trained volunteer tax preparers who will do your tax return free of charge.
All appointments are made by calling GC 2-1-1; you may call for an appointment after January 1st each year. The Greater Columbia 2-1-1 Call Center will help you schedule an appointment, confirm a location and answer any questions you may have. Call 1-877-211-5445 or the local Yakima People for People office at (509) 457-1111.
Bank On Yakima is a program which connects people without a bank account with free or low cost financial services, including opening a bank account.
It’s convenient and a lot less expensive than using check cashing services. Plus, your money is safe when it’s in a financial institution.
Find one of our banking partners near you on our “Find a Branch” tab; staff will assist you in opening an account.
To open a checking account, bring your primary ID, such as a driver’s license, state or government issued ID card (some banks accept a Matricula card as primary ID). Also, since you can earn interest on savings accounts and some checking accounts, you will also need your Social Security card or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN). Bring proof of address (like a water, garbage or electrical bill).
College Bound is a state-funded scholarship program which helps prepare middle school students for college. The program is aimed at low to middle income students who may not otherwise have an opportunity to attend college. Scholarships can cover tuition, some fees, and a book allowance.
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Financial education is available through partner agencies; topics include but are not limited to: savings accounts, fixing bad credit, first time home buyers education, budgeting, and more. Please go to our Contact page or email Donna Hatten at email@example.com