United Way of Broward County and its community partners are providing free tax assistance to help low-income families in Broward County. Residents who earn a household income of less than $50,270 can have their taxes filed for FREE by Hispanic Unity's
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) workers aboard United Way of Broward County's Mobile Resource Center.*
About the Tax Credits:
The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC) programs provide federal tax benefits for low and moderate-income workers. The EITC benefit can be worth up to $5,891 for families who worked in 2012. Workers raising children who earned less than about $50,270 in 2012 may be eligible for the EITC. In order to claim the credits, eligible workers must file a tax return.
Interesting Broward County EITC Facts:
Between Tax Year 2004 (returns filed in 2005) and Tax Year 2010 (returns filed in 2011) the percentage of returns received within Broward County addresses indentified as "low-income" rose from 59.7% to 72.1%.
Taxpayers identified as "low-income elderly" (at least one taxpayer per return aged 60+) receiving the EITC rose from 4.9% in Tax Year 2007 to 6.6% in Tax Year 2010.
For Tax Year 2010, EITC recipients in Broward County received $476,215,125.
For more information, please contact Sheneka Spencer at
Click here for the Mobile Resource Center schedule
*Attendees interested in having their taxes filed at the event must bring the following documents: W-2 and 1099, Social Security card (yours and your dependents'), photo identification, and should bring a copy of 2011 tax return.
For additional VITA sites in Broward County, please contact 2-1-1 Broward by dialing 2-1-1 or (954) 537-0211.
Contact HandsOn Broward at 954-233-1300 #1296 for information about becoming a volunteer tax preparer?