Money In Your Pocket
The Money In Your Pocket Campaign (MIYP) is a community collaboration of organizations lead by United Way of the Capital Region that is committed to the economic stability of local families. The program aims to increase use of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), and the Child Tax Credit (CTC).
Volunteers prepare computerized, electronic returns through the Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Tax Income Assistance (VITA) program, which is designed to provide low-income families with help completing federal and state returns, and obtaining credits for which they are eligible.
For tax year 2014, 230 volunteers provided free income tax preparation for low- to moderate-income families. A total of 5,246 tax returns were filed, resulting in more than $5.2 million returned to local families.
Volunteer tax preparers are always needed for this program. Learn more about being a volunteer tax preparer by watching this video of longtime volunteer Andy Enders.