United Way’s Earn It! Keep It! $ave It! Program

The United Way led Earn It! Keep It! Save It! coalition provides free, quality tax return preparation to low-to-moderate income community members in Sonoma, Lake, Mendocino, Humboldt and Del Norte counties. We train volunteers to help individuals and families claim their maximum refund because it is our mission to provide free tax preparation service as a tool to help local residents become financially stable.

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Key Findings from our 2016 Tax Season:

  • In 2016, a total of 5,154 individuals received free tax preparation services and a total of $6.8 million was returned into the local community as a result.
  • In 2016, the average gross income of tax clients was $22,535.
  • In general, 9 out of 10 volunteers reported they were satisfied or very satisfied with their volunteer experience.

Read the full Earn It! Keep It! Save It! Executive Summary here!


United Way’s $ave Your $$$ Links: 

Learn about the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC)

File your taxes online for FREE with MyFreeTaxes.com

Learn how to Save Small! Win Big! with the SaveYourRefund Sweepstakes