Bay Area residents can have their taxes done for free through United Way’s Earn It! Keep It! Save It! program, available at over 200 locations in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Solano counties. The service is available to households that earned less than $52,000 in 2013.

Now in its 12th year, Earn It! Keep It! Save It!’s trained tax volunteers ensure that low-income Bay Area residents get the tax refunds they deserve, including the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). The EITC can total more than $6,000 per household, and for those struggling to make ends meet, having free tax preparation as well as assistance obtaining the EITC can bridge the gap between poverty and being able to pay the bills. Last year, Earn It! Keep It! Save It! helped secure $74 million in refunds for 68,000 households – $24.8 million of which was the EITC.

To find an Earn It! Keep It! Save It! tax site close by, Bay Area residents can call 211.

About Earn It! Keep It! Save It!:

Households that earned less than $52,000 in 2013 are eligible for free tax assistance. For more information about tax site locations, eligibility, and what documents to bring, taxpayers can call 211 or visit www.earnitkeepitsaveit.org.

United Way’s Earn It! Keep It! Save It! is a coalition of Bay Area nonprofits, government agencies and financial institutions providing free tax preparation, assistance with filing tax credit claims, and asset-building information to eligible residents in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma Counties. Last year, Earn It! Keep It! Save It! processed $74 million in refunds for 68,000 households. It also helped low-wage families claim more than $24.8 million in Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC).

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