Michigan Economic Impact Coalition (MEIC)

 

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

  1. Increasing access to free tax assistance and financial empowerment tools and services for Michigan workers
  2. Protecting and expanding tax credits for financially vulnerable individuals
  3. Increasing the capacity of practitioners to provide quality financial empowerment tools and services to their client

Resources

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.

MEIC steering committee & members

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). 

*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.