by Guillermo, Earn It! Keep It! Keep It! client
Guillermo was paying hundreds of dollars to have his taxes done – something he couldn’t afford as an unemployed person. He found United Way’s Earn It! Keep It! Save It! free tax preparation service and was overjoyed to discover he was going to receive a $3,500 tax refund.
Guillermo qualified for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) which is a special credit for low-income tax filers. Depending on one’s situation, the EITC can top more than $5,000 – a significant boost for someone struggling to get by.
Many people do not know about the EITC, but with Earn It! Keep It! Save It!, tax filers not only save money on getting their return done, they get someone on their side to ensure they get all the refunds they qualify for.
To hear more about Guillermo’s story and Earn It! Keep It! Save It!, watch this ABC news clip!