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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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St. Regis Describes 300 years of Community Economic Development in Detroit

By Brian McGrain, Associate Director and Chief Operating Officer This past week, several of CEDAM’s staff members traveled to Detroit to take part in various events and meetings related to our work. Megan Kursik and Ross Yednock attended the Working Families Success Network National Conference, which brought together practitioners from across the country working to...

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Educating & Saving to Win

VITA helps Michigan residents access higher tax refunds that they can in turn put toward savings. The MEIC advocates to encourage state legislators to maintain funding to support these programs.