Thank you to the Bay State Banner for featuring the Boston Tax Help Coalition in its April 18th feature, Making the most of tax season. Read the full article to learn about: Tax saving credits Making a tax preparation appointment
Economic Justice and Wealth Building
Mayor Kim Janey and the Mayor’s Office of Financial Empowerment invite you to join us at 2 pm on May 19, 2021 for a comprehensive look at work being done to ensure Boston’s equitable recovery in the wake of the
OFE’s new Bridge to Digital Literacy
The Office of Financial Empowerment is excited to launch a Bridge to Digital Literacy program this week. Previously, we offered a Bridge to Culinary program which prepared Boston residents for jobs in hospitality – individuals spent a month with us
New checking account designed to meet needs of unbanked and underbanked residents
In March, Bank On Boston partnered with USALLIANCE Financial to establish a checking account specifically designed to meet the needs of Boston’s unbanked and underbanked residents. The account, Dora Everyday Checking, meets all 15 Bank On national account standards for safety and affordability. Among
Boston launches Covid-relief Financial Navigator program!
On December 1, Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced a new program run by the Office of Financial Empowerment — the Financial Navigators program. Funded by a grant from the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund, the program is designed to help
Welcome to the new Senior Program Manager, Boston Saves!
Sasha Abby VanDerzee comes to her new role as Boston Saves’ senior program manager with more than 15 years of experience in program design and management. Just as important, she is already a committed supporter of Boston Saves! For the past year, Abby VanDerzee has served as
Remote Free Tax Help Is Now Available!
The Boston Tax Help Coalition (BTHC) now has virtual options for you to complete your taxes. Tax filing deadlines are July 15, 2020, for both Federal and State returns: this includes individuals who are filing a 2019 return or anticipate
10 Things You Should Know About Financial Coaching at the Roxbury Center
What is it? Financial coaching is one-on-one individualized support to help you: Navigate a financial crisis Create a budget Build your credit score Deal with creditors, including collection debt Find a new job Get your taxes done for free Save
Updated information on federal stimulus payments
The federal government has approved emergency stimulus payments to help Americans through the COVID-19 crisis. The Mayor’s Office of Financial Empowerment and its Boston Tax Help Coalition want you to receive the most up to date and correct information on
Financial resources during COVID-19
The COVID-19 crisis is creating financial hardship for many residents, whether from lost income, mounting debts, or a lack of emergency cash. However, the government and banks are working to create options to help you stay afloat. Learn more about