Tax day AND national financial capability month

Today, as every American knows, is the last day to file taxes without an extension. For those procrastinators, here is some handy information about not waiting until mid April to file. Just take the extension, usually.

There is also always myfreetaxes.com, which is a partnership between Goodwill, United Way, and the National Disability Institute. Users that made less than $60,000 can file both federal and state taxes for free with the same software H&R Block uses. Filers who earned over $60,000 can still use the site, but just for a fee.

Of course, there is the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program as well. Community organizations across the country recruit and train volunteer tax preparers to help LMI individuals get those refunds they need and deserve.

Given April is National Financial Capability Month as well as the official end of the tax season, it is certainly the time to talk about financial education. What can community organizations do to help their families with their refunds? CFED has some fantastic tips to guide nonprofits as they work towards financial integration in all of their programs.

Read about it here.

Whether you filed in February, yesterday, or plan to use an extension, these series of educational tools about integration are sure to give you insight.

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