Since 2003, the Akron Summit EITC Coalition, as part of the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, promotes economic prosperity by helping low-income families make use of the earned income tax credit (EITC) and other asset building programs. The EITC is the largest, most effective poverty relief program in the country. It is designed to fill the gap between what low-wage workers earn and what is required to meet the basic needs of their families by providing an increase to their income with a refundable tax credit.
Our free, high-quality tax preparation offers hardworking families an alternative to paid preparers, many of whom assess high filing fees and expensive refund advancement products. With nearly 1 in 5 Summit County residents living in poverty, it is crucial that taxpayers receive all of the credits due to them and their entire refund, free of filing fees.
We will prepare your tax return for FREE. Bring home your full income tax refund. As much as $6,660 in refund monies utilizing electronic filing and direct deposit.
Tax Credit Eligibility Guidelines for Tax Year 2020
Families with three or more qualifying children who earned less than $50,954 in 2020 (or less than $56,844 for married filing jointly) are eligible for a credit of up to $6,660.
Families with two qualifying children who earned less than $47,440 in 2020 (or less than $53,330 for married filing jointly) are eligible for a credit of up to $5,920.
Families with one qualifying child who earned less than $41,756 in 2020 (or less than $47,646 for married filing jointly) are eligible for a credit of up to $3,584.
Individuals who do not have a qualifying child, but are between the ages of 25 and 64, with earned income of less than $15,820 in 2020 (or less than $21,710 for married filing jointly) are eligible for a credit up to $538.
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To receive a refund, taxpayers must meet certain requirements and file a tax return. The taxpayers could qualify even if they paid little or no income tax during the year.
The EITC has no effect on certain welfare benefits. In most cases, EITC payments will not be used to determine eligibility for Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), food stamps, low-income housing or most Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) payments.
The credit enjoys wide bipartisan support because of its proven record in helping to reduce poverty, reward work, provide tax relief, stimulate the economy and meet basic expenses for working families.