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News Service Category: Financial

ABCD’s free tax assistance yields $5.4 million in state and federal refunds for low-income Greater Boston taxpayers

(Boston, MA) – Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) recently closed out the 2023 tax season having helped 3,103 residents complete their state and federal tax returns, resulting in $5.4 million in federal and state refunds combined, and $498,691 in Child Tax Credits (CTC). There were nearly 500  Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC) eligible returns, 16% of the total number…

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ABCD on the Radio: State-Funded Extra SNAP Payments Come at a Critical Time

The Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance recently announced $130 million in temporary state aid will start going out to people who use federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits. As costs across the board continue to rise due to inflation, these three months of extra state payments will be critical for Massachusetts residents struggling to keep up, ABCD President…

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Cómo preparar tus impuestos: Todo lo que necesitas saber

En este video bilingüe, Telemundo Nueva Inglaterra y NBC10 Boston desglosan lo que necesitas saber para comenzar a declarar impuestos, incluido adónde ir si necesita ayuda. Es la temporada de impuestos y, a medida que comienzas a recibir el papeleo, saber exactamente lo que necesitas presentar puede ahorrarte tiempo y frustraciones. En primer lugar, es importante saber si estás obligado…

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What Do I Need to Know to Get Started on My Taxes?

In this bilingual explainer, NBC10 Boston and Telemundo NI break down what you need to know to get started on your taxes, including where to go if you need some help It’s tax season, and as paperwork starts coming in knowing exactly what you need to file can save you time and frustration. First of all, it’s important to know if you’re…

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It’s All About Community

Food insecurity will be forever eliminated if Nick Owen and Mercy Robinson have their dream come true. READ MORE


Comienza la temporada de impuestos

El lunes inicia oficialmente la temporada de preparación de impuestos y realizar su declaración, podría salirle gratis este año, si cumple con ciertos requisitos. Para más información de dónde encontrar estos recursos en su comunidad visite este enlace. WATCH NOW


Free tax preparation starts Jan. 30 for residents earning up to $60,000

Call ABCD to schedule an appointment!Pay off debt, add to your savings with a lump-sum tax return payment (BOSTON, MA) — ABCD (Action for Boston Community Development) urges all residents of Boston and the Mystic Valley who earned $60,000 or less in 2022 to schedule a FREE in-person tax prep appointment TODAY at one of our neighborhood sites by calling…

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Fuel Assistance Benefit Levels Increased to $2,200

Apply today! WHAT: At the urging of ABCD and other Community Action Agencies, more LIHEAP funding is now available to people in need this winter. The maximum benefit level has been increased to $2,200, from $1,600 which will help struggling families, individuals and elders to make it through the harsh winter season. ABCD continues to accept new applications for Fuel…

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ABCD Thanks Corporate Sponsors and Generous Individuals for Supporting the Winter Fund:<br>Seeks Donations for Children, Elders and Families in Need This Winter and Holiday Season

Toy distribution begins December 16th! (Boston, MA) – ABCD’s Winter Fund is seeking cash as well as in-kind donations toward Fuel and Housing Assistance, holiday toys, winter clothing and food to help under-resourced and under-represented individuals and families across Greater Boston who are in need this winter season. A partial list of Winter Fund donors include: Encore Boston, Environments at…

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New Fuel Assistance Applications Accepted

November 1, 2022 ABCD urges Greater Boston residents to confirm their eligibility. More families may qualify for help with fuel costs than what may be realized! WHAT:            ABCD is accepting new applications for Fuel Assistance. Electric and gas prices have recently skyrocketed, along with inflation. Families at most income levels are struggling to keep up…

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