Amy, a college student and single mom works hard to make ends meet for herself and her little boy. “He’s my everything – I’d do anything for him”.
When Amy had her taxes prepared at her local United Way Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site, she learned that she qualified for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Amy says she’ll use her EITC “to pay off debt, to buy new clothing, to put food on the table…little boys grow very fast! It’s important for him to see we can reach our goals, no matter what’s in front of us.”
VITA helps millions of workers like Amy keep more of what they earn to pay for things like reliable transportation to get to work, housing, and food.