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Earned Income Tax Credit: Bank One program helps low-income taxpayers
Community Affairs Office

Many low-income working families are unaware that they can receive up to $4,140 in tax credits under the IRS' Earned Income Tax Credit program. Others file with commercial tax preparation services that charge not only a fee for the tax preparation and electronic filing but also high interest on refund anticipation loans. Bank One stepped up with a volunteer program to assist low-income people in preparing their tax returns and claiming the EITC. The bank also helped the filers open bank accounts so they could get their refunds by direct deposit.

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Community Affairs Office, "Earned Income Tax Credit: Bank One program helps low-income taxpayers" , Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, e-Perspectives, issue 4, 2002.
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