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Did You Know About These Two Michigan Tax Credits?

Michigan is a unique state in many ways. Some obvious, like its magnificent topography, numerous beaches and picturesque shorelines. Some, not so obvious, like its income tax credits for low- to moderate-income households. This is one of the reasons why across the state there are free tax sites open year-round to help Michigan taxpayers file...

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Taxes Due Soon!

Written by Ross Yednock, Program Director of MEIC Are you still waiting to file your 2016 federal and state taxes? There is less than a month before they are due on Tuesday, April 18 (NOT the usual 15th). Make the call today to 2-1-1 or visit MichiganFreeTaxHelp.org to find a location near you where you...

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Expect EITC Delays in 2017

Written by Ross Yednock, Program Director of the Michigan Economic Impact Coalition (MEIC) ___________________________________________________ “Everyone can begin filing their taxes as soon as tax season begins; however, due to the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act passed in December of 2015, the IRS must hold all refunds with either a EITC or ACTC claim...

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Michigan’s Home Heating Credit – Are you eligible?

Written by Ross Yednock, Program Director of the Michigan Economic Impact Coalition After a cold winter that seemed to drag on, warmer temperatures are here to stay…at least for a couple of months. Time to soak up the sun, enjoy the warmth and relax. So why am I ruining everyone’s enjoyment of this wonderful summer weather...

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3 Takeaways from the Summit on Race and Inclusion

Written by Ross Yednock, Program Director of the Michigan Economic Impact Coalition The first time I ever visited Holland, Michigan was in January 1992, on a football recruiting visit to Hope College. At the time, I associated this area with its lack of diversity. This was because I remember that virtually everyone I met that day looked like...

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FREE Quality Income Tax Returns

Written by Ross Yednock, Program Director of the Michigan Economic Impact Coalition We are smack dab in the middle of the 2016 tax filing season. Whether or not you will receive a refund, you could end up losing some of your hard-earned money by paying an unqualified and unregulated person to file your tax return. Unfortunately,...

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The Impacts of Free Tax Preparation

by Ross Yednock, Program Director of the Michigan Economic Impact Coalition “The income tax compliance system is represented by two separate, and distinct groups. The free preparation sites where IRS certified volunteers prepare and file taxes for no cost and the paid preparers who do the same service, for a cost. These are their stories.”...

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Put Hard-Earned Money Back into Your Wallet

By Ross Yednock, Project Director, Michigan Economic Impact Coalition (MEIC) Everyone does it. Or, at least, most people do. Some do it them on their own, others shell out their hard earned money and pay to have it done. But for those that learn about free tax preparation services, the savings can be huge. This...

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Show Me the Money Day and the EITC Can Put Money in Your Pocket

A little extra money from your tax return could make paying bills easier and starting a savings account possible. What could the potential impact be if you found out that you may be eligible to get as much as $6,244 from both the state and IRS? Have you heard of the Earned Income Tax Credit...

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