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The first step is to find out if you qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).
IRS-trained volunteers will prepare and e-file your taxes for free, so you’ll have your refund in 10 business days or fewer.
You can benefit from free financial classesto help you learn about budgeting, savings plans, credit restoration strategies, and more.
The “Fresh Start” class offers a completion certificate, which will help you open a bank account even if you’ve had problems with financial institutions before. Other classes will help you qualify for an Individual Development Account
Once your taxes have been prepared, you need to decide what to do with your tax refund. Whether you want to save for your education, a car, your first home, or to start a business, there are programs to help you make the most of your savings. The IRS Split Refund option allows you to electronically deposit your refund to as many as 3 different bank accounts.
To encourage long-term savings, the volunteers at the VITA locations will present a number of financial products available to you. With a completion certificate from one of our classes, you could be eligible for an Individual Development Account that matches every dollar you save by 2-to-1 or more.
Now it’s up to you. Set your goals and start saving with Real$ense.