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EITC Community Cookouts

We are bringing summer cookouts to your neighborhood! At these events, you'll have the opportunity to participate in a research study about whether households that are eligible to receive the Earned Income Tax Credit actually claim and receive the EITC and how receiving the EITC benefits their family relationships. You will be paid up to $20 for completing a survey. More information will be provided at the events.

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EITC Workshops 

Wondering how to claim your Earned Income Tax Credit benefit? Join us for a workshop about how to increase your tax refund through the EITC! One out of every five eligible workers misses out on the EITC benefit. Don't let that be you! If you worked and earned less than $57,000 in 2020 or 2019 you might qualify for the EITC, a benefit worth up to $6,660.

You have 9 opportunities to tune in! Workshops will be held via Zoom on March 17th and March 24th at 8:00 am, 12:00 pm, and 6:00 pm. 

Register Here!

Please register at the relevant link below.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. The same information will be covered in all sessions. We look forward to seeing you there!

  1. 8:30 to 9:15 am on Wednesday, March 17th, March 24th, OR March 31st
  2. 12:00 to 12:45 pm on Wednesday, March 17th, March 24th, OR March 31st
  3. 6:00 to 6:45 pm on Wednesday, March 17th, March 24th, OR March 31st

Financial Inclusion Design Thinking Challenge

In spring 2021, we will host the first ever UGA Financial Inclusion Design Thinking Challenge in which teams will compete by gathering diverse ideas and creating approaches for addressing financial challenges in our communities. The inaugural challenge's focus is to identify challenges and barriers for receiving the Earned Income Tax Credit and develop innovative ways to increase awareness and receipt of the EITC. Teams will be encouraged to use technology and will have access to Adobe’s app design software. Teams will pitch their ideas to a group of judges, which will include campus and community partners. We will implement the winning proposals as a part of our EITC awareness intervention both in Athens and statewide!

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