at income tax time eligible clients are able to have their federal
and state income tax returns completed as part of the Earn It! Keep It! Save It! program.
The program works in conjunction with the Internal Revenue Service.
Volunteers are trained to assist families with household incomes below $49,000.
This includes helping taxpayers claim the Earned Income Credit which could amount to as much $4,000 per family.
All services are provided at no charge to our clients.
For the 2011 tax year, Coastside Hope prepared 321 tax returns, resulting in approximately $440,000 being refunded to local residents whose average income was $15,598.
In the ten years that this program has been in place, we have prepared over 2,250 returns.