The child tax credit provides major tax relief throughout the second half of 2021 for nearly all working families in the U.S. If you’re eligible, you’ll receive:
- $300 each month for every child under 6 years old
- $250 each month for every child 6-17 years old
Foundation Communities, a local nonprofit, is providing free guidance on how to receive child tax credits, as well as how to file past tax returns. Visit one of these locations now through Oct. 15:
- North Dallas Shared Ministries (2875 Merrell Road, Dallas 75229): Open 2-7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. the first Saturday of each month.
- Hampton and Illinois Library (2951 S. Hampton Road, Dallas 75244): Open 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and third Saturdays.
Please note: Clients must have an appointment. Call 214-370-9353 or visit www.dallastaxcenters.as.me to schedule an appointment.
United Way of Metropolitan Dallas helps you save money and maximize your tax refund.
- Find a virtual tax preparation options: www.DallasTaxCenters.org
- File for free online: www.MyFreeTaxes.org
- Volunteer to provide tax preparation services: Contact Ronnie Daniels at Foundation Communities for more information.
Last year, United Way’s free tax preparation services helped 12,500 families receive a total of $18.5 million in refunds. In addition, families save about $200 in preparation and filing fees.
- It is completely free
- It is complete safe- volunteers are IRS certified tax preparers
- It saves you money. Clients save an average of $200 in tax preparation fees, plus get an average refund of $2,400 by claiming all their eligible all of the tax credits and refunds.
What to bring:
- Photo ID
- Social Security or ITIN cards for you, your spouse and dependents
- All W2 and 1099 forms
- Health insurance documents
- Checking/ savings account number
- Last year’s tax return
- BBVA Center for Financial Education: BBVA USA offers an innovative financial education program featuring Financial Capability Coaches delivering workshops in both English and Spanish on Personal Finance, Home Ownership and Small Business topics. Contact Odreanne’ White for more information using the link.
- Building Wealth (Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas): Financial education materials for consumers, community leaders, students and teachers.
- First United Bank: Financial education materials and resources; co-branded program available.
- Jump Start Coalition: Financial education resources for students and educators.
- Money Smart (FDIC): The FDIC’s Money Smart financial education program can help people of all ages enhance their financial skills and create positive banking relationships.
- Ready, Set, Bank.: (Hosted by Capital One) Online banking made easy. Also available in Spanish.
- Teacher Online Resource Center (FDIC / CPFB): Tools to help educators teach financial education including lesson plans, videos, and other resources.
- Your Money, Your Goals (CFPB): Your Money, Your Goals is a set of financial empowerment materials for organizations that help people meet their financial goals by increasing their knowledge, skills, and resources.