Clients often come to our department with multiple and complex needs that cannot always be solved through our programs. In these instances, we provided information and referrals to other agencies including Social Concerns, the Office of Family Services, St. Charles Health Unit, Red Cross, Social Security, Veterans Administration, Council on Aging, After Care, Ministry of Care, local churches and various parish departments.
Tax Assistance Resources
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities’ Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Outreach Campaign kit for the 2009 tax filing season is available at www.cbpp.org/eic2009. It also includes new information on the expansion of the Child Tax Credit, which will help more very low-income families, and an update on Economic Stimulus Payments.
The Internal Revenue Service’s EITC Central Web site can be viewed at www.eitc.irs.gov/central/main.
There is a new feature on the IRS Web site, www.irs.gov, that is focused directly on the current economic crisis and the potential impact on taxpayers as it relates to tax issues. To go directly to some of the topics listed in the “What If” section, go to www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=201853,00.html.