Our mission: Building partnerships to strengthen family financial stability utilizing the Earned Income Tax Credit, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, and Asset Building programs.
Earn it. Keep it. $ave it. is a coalition of statewide partners from the public, private and nonprofit sectors. This coalition is led by Community Action Partnership of Utah, and works closely with eight local coalitions to assist low- and moderate-income families.
Over the past three years, the coalition has returned more than $70 million to Utah’s economy through free tax preparation. Please see our Annual Report and our Outcomes to see the full impact of our efforts.
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) initiative that offers free tax help to low- and moderate-income people who cannot prepare their own taxes. Utah has implemented the VITA program across the state through the Community Action Partnership of Utah and Earn it. Keep It. $ave it.
Low- and moderate-income households may qualify for free tax preparation assistance through VITA sites statewide. While eligibility and dollar amounts for the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) depend on the household's filing status, income and number of qualifying dependants, taxpayers may be eligible for free tax help from IRS-trained and certified community volunteers if their household income is $50,000 or less. Households that qualify for the EITC may also be eligible for the child tax credit and other credits. Assistance is available in multiple languages.
Community Action Partnership of Utah (CAP Utah) is the statewide association for Utah's nine Community Action Agencies. The Community Action network envisions an end to poverty in Utah. Its member agencies work toward this vision every day by providing services to low-income families and individuals across the state.
CAP Utah advocates for, supports, and provides training and technical assistance to Utah's Community Action Agencies, utilizing its collective strength to address the causes of poverty. Its advocacy focuses on low-income housing, work support, and asset building. CAP Utah’s biggest internal effort to fight poverty comes from its support of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program.
The Promise of Community Action:
Community Action changes people's lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes Utah a better place to live. CAP Utah cares about the entire community, and is dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.
Visit www.caputah.org to learn more.