Monday, November 1, 2010

New Article in Delaware County Daily Times: PathWays PA’s symposium focuses on the need to take advantage of refund

This Sunday's Delaware County Daily Times featured an article on a recent symposium held by PathWays PA, and specifically on the need for more families to learn about the Earned Income Tax Credit:
Thousands of tax filers are reaping millions of dollars in earned income tax credit here in Delaware County, although about a fifth of those eligible don’t take advantage of this refund.

“$76 million came back to workers in this county alone,” John Wancheck of the Washington-based Center on Budget & Policy Priorities said at PathWays PA’s Network for Strategic Asset Building Symposium at the Drexelbrook Corporate Events Center.

In Pennsylvania, through Oct. 21, 905,123 filers received the earned income tax credit to the tune of $1.8 billion. That’s a 13 percent increase over the previous year, compared to the 4 percent increase between 2008 and 2009.

Wancheck added, however, that 20 to 25 percent of the workers who qualify for the earned income credit don’t apply for it.

“There’s a lot of dollars left in Washington — $10 billion,” he said. “So, there is this critical need for outreach like PathWays PA is doing.”

To read the rest of the article and see the video taken by the Times, please visit their website. To learn more about PathWays PA's work on the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, please visit our website.

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