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January 2008

Expanding the success of the Earned Income Tax Credit

A patchwork of initiatives is raising awareness of the Earned Income Tax Credit, which is the leading federal program for boosting the incomes of the working poor. More >

Creating a win-win way to provide free tax help: Bethel University and AccountAbility Minnesota share lessons learned

In a mutually beneficial partnership between Bethel University and AccountAbility Minnesota, accounting students provide free tax preparation assistance to low- and moderate-income workers. More >

Menominee poster contest promotes free tax prep

Since 2005, Menominee Indian High School has sponsored a poster contest to promote the use of Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites. More >


Achieving economies of scale through strategic restructuring: The case of Sparc

How two well-established CDCs in St. Paul, Minn., responded to funding pressures by merging to form a new entity called Sparc. More >


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