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Connect To Collect

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.

Too many miss out on the Earned Income tax credit

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Learn How You can financially benefit from the EARNED INCOME 
TAX CREDIT and Child tax Credit 

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

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Last Updated: 3/25/21