The National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the AARP Foundation to promote Tax-Aide to multicultural low- and moderate-income citizens and seniors.
The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program has provided free income tax assistance to persons with low and moderate incomes since 1968. In 2014, the program provided 2.6 million people with free tax help, and those who used AARP Foundation Tax-Aide received $1.3 billion in income tax refunds and more than $257 million in Earned Income Tax Credits (EITCs).
“I believe this partnership with the AARP Foundation affirms the importance of strategic alliances to broaden the impact of programs and services and demonstrates a mutual commitment to provide financial education and tax preparation to underserved communities,” says Kenneth Cooke, chairman of the NABA board of directors.
“This new initiative builds on years of tax preparation experience by NABA members,” says Michelle Harris, VP of membership, marketing and communications at NABA. “Community service is intrinsic to NABA’s motto, Lifting As We Climb, and we are uniquely positioned to engage thousands of members across the country to deliver on the goals of the AARP Tax-Aide Program.”