Community Services Consortium

Serving Linn, Benton, and Lincoln counties in Oregon. Helping people. Changing lives.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Get Your Taxes Done for Free!

File your taxes for FREE and access the Earned Income Tax Credit – a refundable federal income tax credit for eligible low-income working individuals and families.

If you worked during 2016, and your household earned income was less than $53,930, you may be eligible to claim and receive the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) of up to $6,318*. To qualify for the EITC, you must:
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident
  • Have a valid social security number
  • Earned income during 2016
    • $48,340 ($53,930 married filing jointly) with three or more qualifying children 
    • $45,007 ($50,597 married filing jointly) with two qualifying children
    • $39,617 ($45,207 married filing jointly) with one qualifying child
    • $15,010 ($20,600 married filing jointly) with no qualifying children
  • EITC amounts can range from $1 to $6,318
Free tax help is available in Linn and Benton counties. For more information, click here to view the flyer. 

Welcome to CSC's blog and e-newsletter!

These communications tools can be used to make announcements, acknowledge donors and volunteers, post videos and slideshows–whatever we want to share with our online community.

There are 3 ways to deliver info to stakeholders:

  1. The blog itself, which can be linked to our current website
  2. Email news blasts (blog articles sent via email as eNewsletters)
  3. RSS Feed (subscribers read in Google Reader or other feed reader, can also send posts to Facebook and Twitter)
We're excited about these communication tools and look forward to both your input and feedback for continuing improvement and positive information-sharing.

If you have agency/program information you'd like posted on this blog, please send full text and/or photos and videos, ideas, or suggestions to Janet Hessel and she will take the next steps.