Benefits Outreach Resources

Benefits Outreach Resources, an online resource library, assists organizations in designing outreach initiatives that link work support programs (such as Food Stamps and energy assistance) with the Earned Income Tax Credit and free tax preparation services.  The library highlights important … Read more

Coordinating Complementary Services: Intake Training Manual

Coordinating Complementary Services: Intake Training Manual is a curriculum for training volunteers to incorporate screenings for food stamps and children’s health insurance into existing free tax preparation and Earned Income Tax Credit services at the Center for Economic Progress.

Linking Anti-Hunger Organizations to Free Tax Preparation

Linking Anti-Hunger Organizations to Free Tax Preparation outlines various outreach efforts made by the Center for Economic Progress to connect clients of emergency food providers in Illinois to the Earned Income Tax Credit through the Tax Counseling Project’s free tax … Read more

Expanding the EITC’s Effect

Expanding the EITC’s Effect outlines the supportive services needed prior to tax season to increase the impact of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).  The report presents a case study of the Center for Economic Progress’ pilot program, Chicago Supports … Read more

Expanding the EITC’s Effect

Expanding the EITC’s Effect outlines the supportive services needed prior to tax season to increase the impact of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).  The report presents a case study of the Center for Economic Progress’ pilot program, Chicago Supports … Read more