The Michigan Economic Impact Coalition (MEIC) unites individuals, organizations and local initiatives committed to supporting tax credit and asset building opportunities for Michigan families through improved access to free, quality, income tax preparation assistance.
By coming together, members of the MEIC are able to improve outcomes for Michigan families, workers and children by linking free tax preparations services with opportunities to build assets through savings and achieve financial security. MEIC members support tax credits for workers and lower-income families and individuals like the Earned Income Tax Credit, the Child Tax Credit and the Home Heating Credit. MEIC membership is diverse and includes free tax preparation service providers, financial educators, asset building practitioners, community-based organizations and collaborations, individuals, government agencies and others interested in helping to financially empower Michigan taxpayers.
Core Goals of the MEIC
- Increasing access to free tax assistance and financial empowerment tools and services for Michigan workers
- Protecting and expanding tax credits for financially vulnerable individuals
- Increasing the capacity of practitioners to provide quality financial empowerment tools and services to their client
Below is a list of MEIC resources that are available to coalition members, partners, and others to use to help promote tax credits for working families and asset-building opportunities.
The State and Local Tax (SALT) Resource Page is the location of all training resources made and for use by Michigan free-tax assistance programs.
The MEIC Coalition Resources page includes the coalition member agreement, governance document, data collection tools and information about the MEIC listserv (sign up for the MEIC Listserv, which is maintained by the Michigan Poverty Law Program).
The MEIC Calendar page lists all MEIC events, as well as any other events and activities that have been submitted to the MEIC.
The MEIC Tax Time Site Materials page includes flyers, advocacy cards and other materials that can be used at the site during tax season and are updated annually.
MEIC steering committee & members
MEIC steering committee and member information can be found here.
The MEIC is hosted by CEDAM and operates under a Governance Structure (MEIC Governance Structure as of June 6 2014) that was first approved on June 8, 2012. During the annual Learning Exchange, this document is reviewed and may be amended.
MEIC Membership Agreement
Organizations or individuals interested in becoming a member of the MEIC, should download, and fill out, the MEIC Member Memorandum of Agreement (PDF). If you have the authority to sign the MEIC Member Memorandum of Agreement on behalf of your organization or coalition, you may also sign the agreement online.
*Only those organizations that have filled out the MEIC Member Agreement are listed on this page. Other organizations are partners in the MEIC, but have not yet filled out the MEIC Member Agreement. Contact Ross H. Yednock at firstname.lastname@example.org or downloand the MEIC Member Agreement for more information.