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About The Project

The Connect to Collect project aims to increase family health, welfare and income through making free tax preparation available to individuals, couples and families and ensuring they apply for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).  Consistently, in Utah, there is a 24% non-participation rate for the Earned Income Tax Credit - Which means that 57,000 households did not apply for the EITC and that $66.4 million dollars in income assistance was foregone. 

Connect to Collect's mission is to increase low-income Utahn's participation of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC) by linking households to free, high quality tax prepartation year-round.

INCREASE IN INCOME = INCREASE IN QUALITY OF LIFE AT ALL STAGES 

 

GRAPHIC SHOWING THAT AN INCREASE IN INCOME CREATES AN INCREASE IN QUALITY OF LIFE AT ALL STAGES, FROM PARENTHOOD TO INFANCY, THROUGH CHILDHOOD, ADOLESCENCE AND INTO ADULTHOOD

How the EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT and Child tax Credit Benefit You

What is the Earned
Income Tax Credit? 

 

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The Earned Income Tax Credit

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a federal tax benefit offered to working individuals, couples and families with low to moderate income.  It can be particulary helpful to those who have children. The EITC reduces the amount of tax owed and may provide for a greater refund.

 

 

What is the Child Tax Credit?

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How the Child Tax Credit Can Help You

The Child Tax Credit reduces your taxable income by $2000 per qualifying child under the age of 17.  This tax credit is specifically intended to benefit low and middle income workers.

How To Get The Refund You Earned!


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Free Tax Preparation

Connect to Collect is ready to connect you to a free and qualified tax preparer to see how you could financial benefit by applying for the Earned Income Tax Credit and/or the Child Tax Credit and collect a higher tax refund.

To get started, call 385-465-5172 or
email connect2collect@utah.edu

What's Happening Now?

Connect to Collect is looking for a Research Assistant!

The Connect to Collect program and within the Department of Family and Consumer Studies is seeking a graduate or undergraduate student research assistant. The selected candidate will assist in conducting surveys, data management, and analysis. Successful candidates will be independent self-starters, willing to learn research techniques, have excellent communication and organizational skills, work well with a team and be comfortable with computer databases.

  • Position requires 8-10 hours per week
  • Work-Study student preferred
  • Receive Compensation through: UROP or course / elective credit
  • Start date: Spring 2021

READ THE COMPLETE RESEARCH ASSITANT DESCRIPTION                                             
Interested in applying for this opportunity?

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Last Updated: 10/27/20