Earned Income Tax Credit
MICA's Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) program offers free tax preparation to low-income families and individuals in Hardin, Marshall, Poweshiek, and Tama County through Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites. The program collaborates with local community partners to help low-income families identify tax credits for which they may not be aware they are eligible. Powered entirely by volunteers, this program has been proven to be one of the most effective programs in the United States at lifting low-income families out of poverty.
The project typically begins in late January and runs through mid-April, with several opportunities for free tax assistance in each county.