The Boston Tax Help Coalition is looking for volunteers, and registration is now open! Is it already that time of year again?! You bet! It’s never too early to get involved in a volunteer project that can make a real difference
New Report: Financial Check-Ups Boost Boston Residents’ Financial Health
A study released today by the Mayor’s Office of Financial Empowerment (OFE) finds that the Financial Check-Up (FCU) – a light-touch, one-on-one credit review – can make a dramatic impact on residents’ financial well-being in a short amount of time. A randomized, controlled trial of hundreds of Boston taxpayers
Santander Bank Supports Boston’s Financial Empowerment with $200,000 Grant
Santander Bank and the Mayor’s Office of Financial Empowerment (OFE) have announced that the Boston-based bank is providing a $200,000 grant in support of OFE’s financial education and economic development work for City residents. The OFE will use the grant to
BPDA Director Brian Golden visits the Roxbury Center for Financial Empowerment!
The Office of Financial Empowerment (OFE) was delighted to host Boston Planning & Development Agency Director Brian Golden on Tuesday, April 11, when he visited the Roxbury Center for Financial Empowerment’s busy VITA tax site. Brian took in stride the mild
Be Like Victoria: Bring a Buddy to Get Your Taxes Done!
For years, Victoria has been coming to the Roxbury Center for Financial Empowerment to get her taxes done for free. “Everybody’s friendly and nice,” she said. “It’s worth it!” This Saturday, for example, her volunteer Boston Tax Help Coalition tax
Learn about Free File, another IRS approved way of getting your taxes done!
In addition to visiting one of the Boston Tax Help Coalition’s free tax sites staffed by IRS certified volunteers, the BTHC also promotes a service called Free File that is also approved by the IRS. Residents can click here to
Update on the 2016 Tax Season
Before the Office of Financial Empowerment (OFE) begins preparing for the 2017 tax season, we wanted to share our 2016 results. In 2016, the OFE’s Boston Tax Help Coalition operated 37 free tax preparation sites throughout Boston. These sites opened
BTHC and Partners Hold Tax Help Days for Deaf Community
Because taxes are no less mandatory if you don’t speak the language, the Boston Tax Help Coalition (BTHC) provides help in Chinese, Vietnamese, Spanish, Somali, Cape Verdean Creole, Haitian Creole, and Portuguese. But those are only the voiced languages. The
Katie Meets Her Tax Hero: One Taxpayer’s Experience
Last week, I showed up one of the Boston Tax Help Coalition’s VITA tax sites: Urban Edge to get my taxes done – for free – wondering why, in my 10 years in Boston, I’d never done this before. Maybe
NECN urges viewers to come get their EITC with the Boston Tax Help Coalition!
The Office of Financial Empowerment’s Boston Tax Help Coalition prepares and files taxes for eligible individuals and families for free. If you worked in 2015 and earned less than $54,000, you may be eligible. Last week NECN visited our tax