We Must Help Foster Youth at Tax Time
Filing taxes could mean hundreds or thousands of dollars in tax refunds for transition age youth, including those who have been in foster care or homeless. In California, the federal and state Earned Income Tax Credit programs are the largest income transfer programs, lifting millions of people out of deep poverty.
Pandemic Assistance Won’t Count Against Foster Youth This Tax Season
Current and former foster youth will not have to pay federal income tax on coronavirus pandemic assistance payments.
What’s In The Coronavirus Stimulus for Youth and Family Services
Congress passed, and President Trump has signed, the CARES Act, a massive piece of stimulus legislation aimed at shoring up the American economy and protecting workers and businesses in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic.
Tax Day Means Sadly Little for Most Former Foster Youths
While April 15th is far from a national holiday, it is an occasion that brings together millions of Americans, often for complaining and commiserating rather than celebrating. Indeed, in 2014 the IRS received 136,887,000 tax returns, some eligible for refunds and others accompanied by a payment to make up a shortfall in money owed.